The First Step to Finding Comfort
A referral to Hospice of Davidson County can be made by anyone – a doctor, a member of the clergy, a family member or friend, or the patient themselves.
To begin receiving hospice care, a patient’s physician must make a determination that he or she is appropriate for Hospice. This is made by certifying that the patient has a limited life expectancy. Call the Hospice of Davidson County Intake Coordinator at 336-475-5444 to begin the certification process.Contact Us to Refer Your Loved One
Hospice Care Eligibility
- Anyone who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness or life expectancy of six months or less is eligible for hospice care.
- Anyone can refer a patient for hospice care once a physician has determined that they are eligible for end-of-life care.
- Common signs that someone is ready for hospice care include:
- A patient diagnosed with a life-threatening disease
- A patient is rapidly losing weight and has no appetite
- A patient has had frequent hospitalizations over the past six months
- A patient is experiencing a rapid decline in health despite treatment
- A patient has chosen to discontinue curative treatment