How to Choose a Hospice

How to Choose a Hospice

There are many hospices to choose from in the State of Oklahoma. Most hospices are individually owned, and not all hospices provide exactly the same services. Hospices are required by law to provide basic services, but how these services are provided and whether additional services are provided varies with each hospice. We suggest you interview several hospices before selecting one. Although your physician may suggest a particular hospice, you are free to choose whatever hospice you wish. If you or your loved one is a resident of a nursing home, you may be limited in your choice of hospices by the nursing facility. By law, the facilities are allowed to do this.

The Oklahoma Hospice & Palliative Care Association cannot recommend a particular hospice, but we have developed the following questions to ask before you decide.