HOSPICE CRITERIA

 

When is it time for hospice?

 

To put it simply, there are 3 basic things we need to know to have a nurse consultant assess whether or not hospice is the right choice for you. They are listed below.

 

  • A terminal illness with a prognosis of six months or less, if the illness runs its normal course
  • No plans for further aggressive or curative diagnostics or therapies
  • Patient with terminal illness is agreeable to hospice care

 

In addition, if you or your loved one have experienced any of the conditions below, hospice may be the right choice for you.

 

  • Frequent trips to hospital/emergency room
  • Loss of weight
  • Frequent falls
  • Rapid decline of health
  • Incontinence of bowel or bladder
  • Frequent infections that may reoccur even after treatment with antibiotics

 

At Homestead Hospice we don't want you to wait to get informed about hospice. If you have any questions about whether you or a loved one can receive the benefits of hospice care, please call the Homestead Hospice Hotline today at 877-355-4472.

 

For disease-related specific criteria, click on the disease below.

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