Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria

To Qualify for Hospice Care:
  • The patient's physician must agree that the patient has an estimated life expectancy of six months or less, if the illness runs its normal course.
  • The patient and family desire palliative care.
  • A physician has been identified to coordinate care of the patient.
  • The patient must reside in agency’s service area.
Eligible Illnesses include, but are not limited to: 
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Kidney diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurological diseases
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Liver diseases
  • AIDS
  • Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) disease
  • End stage Heart diseases
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Diabetes
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