There are admission guidelines for patients who may need Grace Home. The most common is that the patient requires a level of care that cannot be provided in the home. Some examples would include: evidence of imminent death, bleeding (or potential), sepsis, uncontrolled or new seizures, uncontrolled pain, acute mental status change, complex treatment schedules (dressings), intractable nausea, rapid decline, or changes in respiratory status.
Admission to Grace Home requires a physician’s order and a review by the interdisciplinary team. Once symptoms are controlled, a patient may be able to return home (or to the nursing home) with routine hospice care.