Hospice of Dickinson County is one of 360 hospice agencies nationwide (one of two from Kansas) to be recognized and named a 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient. Established by Deyta Analytics, a national agency that collects data and provides advanced analytics on hospice agencies, this prestigious annual review recognizes hospices that continuously provide the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
Hospice of Dickinson County scored above the national average on 20 out of 24 experience indicator measures, which earned this national recognition. Some of the indicators measured were Getting Help for the Patient’s Symptoms, Hospice Team Communication, Getting Timely Care, Treating Family Member with Respect, Providing Emotional Support, Support for Religious and Spiritual Beliefs, Information Continuity, Understanding the Side Effects of Pain Medication, and Getting Hospice Care Training.
This Hospice award is based upon national standards developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow valid comparisons among all Medicare certified hospice agencies. Medicare certified means the hospice agency is approved by Medicare and meets certain federal health and safety requirements.
Hospice of Dickinson County is a division of Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County, a local, non-profit agency that provides services to residents of Dickinson County with offices in Abilene and Herington. For more information, contact the Abilene office at 263-6630.