Hospice Admission Criteria

A patient may be admitted to hospice care if they:

  • Are seeking comfort care instead of curative care
  • Have a limited life expectancy, if the illness runs its normal course
  • Desire and agree to hospice care

It may be time to refer when a patient has any of the following:

  • Chest pain at rest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pulse Ox 88% or less on room air
  • Assistance with bathing, toileting, dressing, eating, walking
  • Frequent ER/Hospital visits
  • Multiple calls to office at all hours
  • Caregiver having difficulty coping
  • Weight loss
  • Multiple wounds, etc.

Examples: Heart, lung, liver or renal disease; Alzheimer’s; stroke; debility; ALS; AIDS; Cancer; unspecified.

Care settings

We offer a comprehensive range of services that are available to you, wherever you may be:

  • Home
  • Nursing home
  • Assisted living facility
  • Hospital
  • Inpatient hospice unit