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How to Refer a Patient to Accord Hospice

Simply call us at 1-847-780-4594 and we will walk you through the referral process. We respond to all patient-related calls within 15 minutes—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If needed, patients can begin receiving hospice care the same day you contact us.

Preparing to Refer a Patient
We make it simple to refer a patient to Accord Hospice.

Call us at 1-847-780-4594 anytime—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—if you have questions about the referral process. We’re happy to help.
Our Fax is (847) 574-0440.

Key Clinical Indicators for Hospice or Palliative Care
The key clinical indicators for hospice or palliative care include:

  • Progressive decline in status despite curative treatments
  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Repeat or multiple infections
  • Increased or uncontrolled pain
  • Progressive/profound weakness and fatigue
  • Shortness of breath with or without oxygen
  • Dependency (decrease in ADLs)
  • Alterations in mental status
  • Weight loss

Hospice has been demonstrated to improve the quality of life for patients with life-limiting conditions and disease, including:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Congestive heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
  • Neurological disease (e.g., Parkinson’s, ALS)
  • Renal disease
  • Liver disease
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS/HIV)

What Accord Hospice Care Covers
We not only provide all of the basic hospice and palliative care services required by law; we offer many additional services that standard hospices do not. Here are the benefits and services our patients could receive:

  • Involvement of an Accord Hospice or Palliative Care Physician
  • Unrestricted access to the therapies patients need
  • Coordinated care with the patient’s physician
  • Assistance navigating the health care system and Medicare/Medicaid certification
  • 24-hour-a-day on-call support
  • Pain management and control
  • Psychological and spiritual support
  • Family support and education
  • Massage Therapy
  • Music Therapy

Accord Hospice is Medicare and Medicaid certified, which means that our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, military health plans and most private insurance companies.


     (847) 780 - 4594

Fax (847) 574-0440

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