Hospice does not provide routine 24 hour care. There are specific circumstances that allow hospice to provide 24 hour care for patients. A nursing assessment and medical criteria must be met for 24 hour care (Continuous or Crisis Care). Your case managing nurse will provide you with information on eligibility standards, if criteria is present.
However, hospice staff is available 24 hours a day to care for the patients and their families. During “After Hours,” hospice has a Registered Nurse on call to handle any patient related issues and/or emergencies. Amity Hospice can be contacted 24 hours a day by calling 972-931-5400.