Resources for Professionals
We understand that referring a loved one to hospice care can be difficult. We have provided our health care professionals with the following information to make the process as easy as possible to refer a patient to Sharp HospiceCare.
Resources for advance care planning.
- Advance Care Planning Brochure (PDF)
- Advance Care Planning Brochure - Spanish (PDF)
- Advance Care Planning Referral Form (PDF)
- Advance Health Care Directive Form (PDF)
- Advance Health Care Directive Form - Spanish (PDF)
- POLST Quick Reference Guide for Physicians (PDF)
- Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form (PDF)
- POLST Form - Spanish (PDF)
Resources for advanced illness management.
- Sharp Transitions Brochure (PDF)
- Sharp Transitions Brochure - Spanish (PDF)
- Sharp Transitions Guidelines (PDF)
- Sharp Transitions Geriatric Frailty Reference Tool (PDF)
- Sharp Transitions Referral Form (PDF)
- Sharp Frailty Intake Data Form (PDF)
Resources for hospice care.
- Sharp HospiceCare Medicare Guidelines (PDF)
- Sharp HospiceCare Referral Form (PDF)
- Sharp HospiceCare English Brochure (PDF)
- Sharp HospiceCare Spanish Brochure (PDF)
Articles and resources for professionals.
- Effect of a Home-Based Palliative Care Program on Healthcare Use and Costs (PDF)
- Quality of Life Newsletter Vol. 13 (PDF)
- Quality of Life Newsletter Vol. 14 (PDF)
- Quality of Life Newsletter Vol. 14 Issue 2 (PDF)
- NHPCO Newsline: Improving Late-Stage Disease Management by Understanding Geriatric Frailty (PDF)
- Care of the Aging Patient: From Evidence to Action, Hospitalization-Associated Disability. JAMA, October 26, 2011 - Vol 306, No. 16 (PDF)
- Frailty as a Predictor of Surgical Outcomes (PDF)
- Frailty in Older Adults: Evidence for a Phenotype (PDF)
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