Referral & Admission/Enrolment
Admission to Assisi Hospice’s Inpatient, or enrolment into Home Care and Day Care services is done via a doctor’s referral. The patient’s doctor will need to complete a referral form and provide the necessary medical report.
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Assisi Hospice provides care for patients across the continuum of Inpatient, Home Care and Day Care. This allows patients and family members to journey with a clinical team they are familiar with and to receive care in the way that they need.
Upon receipt of the referral, our doctor assesses the patient’s suitability for Assisi services. Once accepted, our team will contact the referring hospital/doctor on the admission/enrolment arrangements (e.g. date of admission to Assisi, date of first assessment/visit).
For Inpatient Service:
The ambulance transfer will be arranged by the referring hospital team or home care team/family (if patient is at home). A family member will need to accompany the patient during the transfer and facilitate the admission process.
For Home Care Service:
The Home Care team would arrange for a first visit at the patient’s home with the patient/family member.
For Day Care Service:
The Day Care team would arrange for the patient and family member to visit the Day Care Centre for an initial assessment. The assessment may take about 2-2.5 hours as the patient would be reviewed by members of the interdisciplinary care team during the first visit.