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Hospice Care

Do I qualify for Hospice Care?

Choosing hospice care for oneself or a loved one can be a difficult decision. Hospice becomes appropriate when the focus on cure no longer supports an acceptable quality of life. Admission to a hospice program require, certification by the treating physician that the patient has a life-limiting condition. Ultimately, however, the patient and family must be aware of the diagnosis and prognosis and must knowingly choose hospice as a means of providing palliative care in lieu of aggressive treatment of the condition.

A patient who has a life limiting illness may be considered a candidate for hospice care if one or more of the statements below apply:

  • Patient requires daily pain medication
  • Patient has recurrent hospitalizations
  • Patient has experienced serious weight loss
  • Patient has difficulty completing daily tasks
  • Patient is no longer seeking curative treatments
  • Physician has determined that hospice is appropriate
  • Patient and family want the benefits of hospice care

If you think you or your loved one may be a candidate for hospice, don't wait. Call us today to learn more about how hospice can provide the care, compassion and support you and your family.