Discharge Planners

Through direct referral from the hospital, or after a patient is discharged to home or a facility, Soulistic Hospice admits patients every day, at any time, including evenings and weekends. We can meet with the patient and their family on the same day as the referral. We accept hospice-eligible patients with Medicare, AHCCCS (Medicaid), and private insurance, as well as those without a primary caregiver. Call us about patients with financial hardship. We strive to serve everyone regardless of ability to pay.

Information about discharge planners from Soulistic Hospice

We ease the transition of your patients from the hospital to hospice care, while partnering with you to communicate with their families during this difficult time. We help you assess each patient’s individual needs, then oversee orders to have DME, medical supplies and hospice medications already in place after transport.

Presentation and Admission Visits

At a Presentation Visit, we start the sometimes difficult hospice conversation and discuss end-of-life care options, services, and resources.

For patients ready for hospice care, we schedule an Admission Visit.

Steps to Referral

For an MD consult, or if you have anyone under your care who you think might qualify and benefit from our services, please call us at (520) 398-2333 or fax a signed physician’s order to evaluate and admit as appropriate to (520) 398-9524.

1. Confirm with the patient and family which visit type is best:

  • Presentation Visit – We first discuss the patient’s and family’s goals for care. To help them decide whether hospice meets their goals, we then describe the philosophy of Soulistic Hospice, personalized case management and services, and our team approach to care.
  • Admission Visit – In addition to the above, we process consent paperwork, provide a nursing assessment, and order DME, hospice medications, etc., to ensure a smooth transition to our care.

2. To schedule a visit, call Soulistic Hospice at (520) 398-2333

Please call us if you have a question about the referral process or a prospective patient.