In general, hospice patients are thought to have six months or less to live if a disease takes its naturals course. Only a doctor can make a clinical determination of life expectancy. However, look for these signs that the disease has progressed to a point where all involved would likely benefit from hospice care for the following common conditions:
We can help you determine if your patient qualifies for hospice care, or broach the topic with your patients. Call us at (800) 237-4629 to discuss hospice eligibility for your patient, or refer your patient to Hospice of the Red River Valley online.