• Lorraine Spiotta

3 Key Areas to determine Hospice Eligibility

Updated: Nov 8



  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.

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