Hospice Eligibility | Wesley Hospice

Hospice Eligibility

Hospice Eligibility

Hospice eligibility considerations:

  • Qualified Medicare benefit
  • Limited life expectancy (6 months or less if disease ran its normal course)
  • Condition not likely reversible
  • Concentrates on quality of life
  • Care, not cure
  • Pain and symptom management

Signs and Symptoms which may indicate a need for Hospice:

  • Increased confusion
  • Weight loss
  • Multiple hospitalizations
  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty in performing daily activities and personal care
  • Overall decline
  • Progression of disease

Possible Hospice diagnoses:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac
  • Pulmonary
  • Dementia
  • Renal Failure
  • HIV/AIDS
  • CVA
  • Neuromuscular disease- ALS, MS, Parkinson's
  • Adult Failure to Thrive/Debility