Supportive Care Program
Our Supportive Care Program (SCP) is available to provide support to individuals and their families dealing with life-limiting illnesses but who are not yet hospice eligible.
Details of Supportive Care Program:
- Patients admitted to SCP have been referred to Hospice of Rockingham County
- Anyone may make a referral to SCP, including physicians, patients and/or family members.
- Patient has life-limiting illness but does not meet hospice criteria -or- patient meets hospice criteria physically but is not emotionally ready for hospice
- Program offered as a community outreach, educational, and supportive program and therefore is not a billable service.
- Participation in SCP does not interfere with services provided by any other agency nor does it prevent patient from seeking any sort of aggressive/curative therapies
- Patient will receive support from an HRC nurse either through a phone call or home visit but they will not receive hands-on care while in Supportive Care
- Patient/family will receive support from HRC chaplains & social workers
- Patient/family instructed to contact attending physician with any medical concerns
- HRC will monitor any changing needs of patient/family and may help coordinate appropriate community services
- Patient may choose to be discharged from Supportive Care at any time
- If the patient becomes eligible for hospice care, they may be admitted as a hospice patient if they so choose.
For additional information, please contact Mary Beth Suggs, Home Care Nursing Care Coordinator, at 336-427-9022.