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Frequently Asked Questions
Discharge and Readmission

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Why Refer Patients to Hospice?

Beloit Regional Hospice appreciates the opportunity to partner with physicians to provide the finest quality end-of-life care possible to all those in need. The BRH nurses, social workers, CNAs, volunteers and spiritual care providers serve as your eyes and ears in the home of the patient. Our nurses regularly communicate with physicians for needs and changes in condition.

Hospice services are available to persons who can no longer benefit from curative treatment; the typical hospice patient has a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs its normal and expected course. This serves as a guideline only. Some patients may be with our program for months beyond the six months. In these situations our team works with the patient's attending physician to determine continued eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria

Patients must meet the following eligibility criteria to be appropriate for hospice care:

Types of conditions that may be appropriate for referral include:

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. As a complimentary service, BRH will meet with patients and their loved ones to discuss hospice options.

Hospice offers individualized and coordinated services to promote optimum comfort and a personal sense of control, which includes:

To speak to a staff member directly about working with Beloit Regional Hospice, please contact us toll-free at 877-363-7421, locally at 608-363-7421 or email