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3 Key Areas to determine Hospice Eligibility

Updated: Nov 8, 2020



  1. Patient has a life expectancy of 6 months or less (“a six-month diagnosis”), if the illness runs its normal course.

  2. Desire of patient and/or family to stop uncomfortable or ineffective treatments.

  3. General Signs and changes in Symptoms in the past 3-6 months:

    • Recent decline in functional status

    • Weight loss, >10% over 6 months

    • Hospitalizations or ER visits

    • Infections (UTI, URI, sepsis)

    • Pain, nausea, vomiting, SOB, etc.

    • Increased confusion

    • Bedbound/Geri-chair/falls

    • Decreased appetite

    • Skin Breakdown - Decubitus Ulcers

If you have questions about Hospice and if it is right for you or your loved one call or text me at: 201-906-1274.

I am here to help.


*Source Hospice of New Jersey.

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