For Healthcare Professionals

Could Your Patient Benefit From Avow?

Avow Hospice Services Are Available When…

  • Your patient has a projected lifespan of 6 months or less
  • Your patient and/or their caregiver/family is electing palliative care
  • You have documented a clinical progression of disease as evidenced by multiple er visits and/or inpatient hospitalizations
  • Your patient demonstrates a recent decline in functional status
  • Your patient shows dependence in adls
  • Your patient demonstrates a recent impairment of nutritional status
  • Your patient is unable to care for self due to rapid disease progression
  • Your patient requires considerable assistance and frequent care

To refer your patient to Avow for hospice care:

Complete our on-line referral form now

Use the Avow Hospice referral app – download now for use on your smart phone or tablet

Download and print our faxable referral form

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What About Palliative Care?

An Avow physician will call on your hospitalized patients to assess them for appropriate palliative care upon request. We also offer out-patient palliative care.

  • Assess patients for pain management
  • Sensitively deliver “bad news” about the extent of their illness
  • Help resolve family conflicts regarding the continuance or withdrawal of medical treatments
  • Serve as your partner in treating your patients’ physical and emotional pain

Follow this link to learn more about our Palliative Medicine program.

Request a Consultation:

Anyone can request a consultation on hospice services, you don’t have to wait for a physician’s referral.  If you are not sure if you or your loved one is ready for hospice care, call us anyway – we’re ready to answer your questions and if appropriate, we’ll arrange for our staff to make a visit.

When you request a consultation, an Avow Care Coordinator will contact you to obtain preliminary information and to set up a meeting at your place of residence. This can be your private home, skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, or hospital.

The Avow Care Coordinator will describe Avow’s hospice services and our philosophy of care. The Coordinator will answer any questions you have regarding insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, medication coverage and equipment needs. If you and/or your family elects hospice care, your physician will be notified and consent for care forms will be prepared by the Coordinator for authorization. A newly admitted hospice patient is typically visited by his/her primary care team the following day.

To qualify for hospice care, a patient must:

  • Agree to treatment aimed at comfort rather than cure
  • Have an incurable disease resulting in a limited life expectancy, as certified by a physician

To request a consultation or to make a referral for services, call (239) 261-4404 any time day or night or use our on-line consultation request form

More Services:

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness or suffer from chronic illness, you may find solace from the mind-body-spirit approach of palliative care. This level of support is designed to help reduce the pain and anguish related to your illness.

If there is a child in your life who is facing serious illness or the loss of a loved one, Avow is here to support them, and you. Our professional services are designed to meet the unique needs of children and focus on comfort, hope and healing

Losing someone you care about can be very painful and everyone grieves differently. If you are experiencing intense pain or sadness from your loss, the bereavement team at Avow is here to guide you through the healing process.

If an important senior adult in your life expresses a wish for independent living but needs help with medical care coordination or daily living needs, Avow Concierge Care Services can help.

As advanced illness or aging finds you or a loved one facing the final chapter of life, the compassionate support of hospice can help bring peace of mind to patients and family caregivers. The hospice philosophy seeks to keep patients in their homes, where they are most comfortable while providing guidance and support to loved ones.

Support For Caregivers

We offer a variety of services including support groups, volunteer support and help finding resources in the community that can help you.

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