To make a referral or to ask questions about services available please call High Desert Hospice at 505-585-2604 to begin the referral process.
Any of the following can make a referral:
- Discharge Planners
- Social Workers
- Nursing Homes
- Family Members
To often hospice referrals are made to late; when the patient in near death and has uncontrollable symptoms. Although we can provide care at this time, the patient and family can benefit much more the earlier hospice services are referred.
Many symptoms (i.e. pain) can be anticipated and prevented from becoming severe. The hospice team in the patient’s home can manage symptoms that might otherwise require a hospitalization or an emergency room visit. The patient’s and family’s quality of life can be greatly enhanced by early intervention.