Admissions Criteria

Patients are eligible for hospice care when curative treatment is no longer available and comfort care would be more beneficial. The physician usually determines the patient has a limited life expectancy. There are Medicare guidelines that are followed in order to determine if the patient is eligible for hospice care, but they will not take the place of a physician’s clinical judgment.

The following is a list of common disease specific terminal illnesses:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident/Stroke or Coma
  • Alzheimer's
  • Heart Disease/CHF
  • HIV Disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Lung Disease/COPD
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Renal Failure Chronic

Hospice care is covered under Medicare, most private insurance plans, HMO’s, and other managed care organizations.



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