Determining Prognosis

Determining Prognosis

“We were stunned by the amazing people who came to care for our loved one. Truly, you answer to a higher calling than the rest of us.”

- A patient’s son

The oldest and most experienced hospice in the region, Hospice of the Piedmont is dedicated to getting terminally ill patients into hospice as quickly as possible, so they can benefit from our exceptional, compassionate pain control and symptom management.

Our job is whole-family end-of-life care, meeting the patient’s physical and medical requirements, as well as the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of everyone on the end-of-life journey. Qualified patients can receive our services as long as the ongoing prognosis is six months.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization supports the following guidelines to assist in determining prognosis in cancer and non-cancer diseases. These worksheets are a good starting point for decision-making, coupled with your best clinical judgment. HOP’s full-time Senior Medical Director will be happy to discuss individual cases with you. If there are still questions about eligibility, HOP will send out a skilled admission nurse for an assessment at no cost to the patient or family.

Your patients’ continuum of care is important to us. We can help you help them.
Contact Hospice of the Piedmont now:

1-800-975-5501, 434-817-6900, or