ELIGIBILITY FOR HOSPICE CARE
Upon meeting the following criteria, eligibility requirements will be determined for a patient.
- Based on the clinical judgment of the patient’s Primary Physician and the Hospice Medical Director, it has been certified that the patient has a limited life expectancy.
- The patient’s Primary Physician authorizes Hospice care.
- The focus is now on physical, emotional and spiritual comfort rather than curative measures.
WHO PAYS FOR HOSPICE CARE?
- Health Insurance and HMO’s
- Private Pay
Hospice also rely on Community support for both donations and volunteer staff.
Admitting a patient to the hospice program is a sample process for the attending physician, discharge planner or social worker. Just call the hospice and a nurse will visit the patient and family at home or in the hospital, where information about the program will be presented. If the patient elects the program, the hospice team makes all necessary arrangements for admission.