Patients qualify for hospice care when they have a diagnosis or combination of conditions that result in a 6-month prognosis if the terminal illness runs its normal course. Dependence on others for Activities of Daily Living is often a strong indicator of the need for hospice care.

No Case is Too Complicated

We admit all patients who are eligible for hospice care, regardless of physical condition or ability to pay. We are among only 4% of hospices nationwide admitting patients who need discretionary, non-curative treatments for comfort, such as radiation, chemotherapy, transfusions and IV medications.

24/7 Comfort and Support for Your Patients & Families When physical symptoms are well-controlled, patients can concentrate on meeting their emotional and spiritual needs.

 

  • Pain and symptom control
  • Regular nursing visits
  • Caregiver guidance and support
  • Emotional and spiritual support for the family
  • Delivery of medications, equipment and supplies
  • Complementary therapies
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Common Indicators of Functional Decline

  • Decreased oral intake/difficulty swallowing
  • Frequent ER visits or hospitalizations
  • Persistent weight loss
  • Respiratory distress
  • Increased pulmonary or pedal edema
  • Hypoxia • Decreased mobility
  • Altered mental status
  • Uncontrollable Pain

These guidelines above are a tool to help you determine when your patients meet clinical guidelines for hospice eligibility.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with serious illness, you can rely on the compassionate professionals of Trustbridge.