At Hospice of Palm Beach County, we treat our patients and family members with respect and compassion – we become their healthcare partner, focusing on providing them with peace of mind. We are also committed to increasing access to hospice services for every patient and family that needs our care. Can hospice help one of your patients? »
Hospice of Palm Beach County builds lasting relationships with everyone we work with – from family members, to people in the community and with the valuable professionals in the medical field. We strive to develop new methods that improve patient care and we work daily so that our healthcare partners are equipped with the solutions they require.
Early Access to Care
Our External Education services offer instructions on the benefits of hospice and early access to care to physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, hospitals, assisted living and nursing care facilities. We also offer a range of other healthcare and hospice related topics.
In addition to the services of our staff, Hospice of Palm Beach County provides tools and resources – such as the Quick Reference Guide™ and Pain Assessment Scale™ – to help professionals deliver the best, most comprehensive care available.Contact hours (CEUs) are available for many of the offerings. Please note: state of Florida requirements necessitate participants to attend fifty minutes of classroom instruction to obtain one (1) CEU contact hour.
Click here for more information or to arrange a presentation for you or your staff or call our External Education department at (561) 273-2247.
Open Access to Care
Open Access is a policy implemented by a select number of hospices throughout the nation that allows patients with a life limiting illness, usually less than six months, to receive aggressive but non-curative therapies that are not usually provided by the traditional hospice benefit. The current reimbursement structure does not allow most hospices to provide costly therapies.