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Admissions Criteria

We’ll work with you to provide exceptional end-of-life care for your patients based on the following evaluation and admissions criteria.

  • Prognosis of six months or less
  • Desire for comfort care rather than curative care
  • Residency in our 12-county service area: Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock
  • You can continue to be the attending for your patient… or our medical team would be happy to serve as the attending physician.

How can we work together?

We want to help provide care and comfort to your patients. Here are a few reasons you should partner with Hospice of the Piedmont:

Longevity and experience.

We’ve been here since 1980, longer than any other hospice organization in Central Virginia.

24/7 access.

We’re one of the only hospices in the region with a full-time medical director and staff available at all hours.

Low readmission rate.

We’re proud to have one of the lowest readmission rates in the state, meaning we keep your patients from having to return to the hospital. This is evidence of the quality care our well-trained staff provides to patients.

Open communication and accountability.

We aim to work as partners in the care of your patients. That means we value and promote open and ongoing communication around patients and their care plans. We also manage your hospice patients, taking care of everything they need in terms of medications, equipment, and care related to their primary illness.

Spectrum of care.

Patients in our care have access to a spiritual counselor as part of their interdisciplinary team. Whatever your beliefs, our spiritual counselors will meet you where you are and assist you in accordance with your individual needs.

Flexibility and convenience.

We have in-patient contracts with UVA and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospitals as well as Culpeper Hospital and Fauquier. We also offer two beautiful in-patient facilities of our own: Hospice House and the Center for Acute Hospice Care. We also provide care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Payment is not a concern.

We are Medicare and Medicaid certified. Patients are covered for all needs related to their primary illness with no deductible or co-payment. Those who don’t qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and don’t have private insurance coverage, may qualify for hospice care at a reduced rate or no cost. We will never turn anyone away for inability to pay. Learn more about our costs and coverage.

Interdisciplinary Team Care

Our specially trained interdisciplinary team includes the patient’s medical director or doctor, nurse, home health aide, spiritual counselor, social worker, and volunteer. They’ll all work together to care for the whole mind, body, and spirit of our patients and their families. We believe that by addressing not just physical symptoms but also emotional, social, and spiritual pain, a better quality of life is within reach.

Meet The Team

Our knowledgeable and caring medical team includes the following members: