Eligibility

Patient’s are eligible for Hospice if:

They have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition with a prognosis of six months or less if their disease runs its normal course

  • Have had frequent hospitalizations in the past six months
  • Show progressive weight loss- >10% of body weight in the last 4-6 months
  • Are having increased weakness, fatigue and consistent drowsiness
  • Dependence of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring/walking and continence
  • Show deteriorating cognitive abilities
  • Have had recurrent infections
  • Show signs of skin breakdown
  • Have specific decline in condition