Hospice Eligibility & Criteria

Eligibility can depend on a specific illness and if the curative plan is no longer affective. Homestead's disease specific programs are designed to alleviate pain and symptoms while providing the comfort care that allows quality time with your loved one. See the quick check list below and specific disease eligibility criteria to determine if your loved one qualifies for hospice.

Quick Check List

Time to consider hospice if your family member has expereinced one or more of the following:

  • Diagnosis of a terminal illness with a prognosis of six months or less
  • No plans for further aggressive or curative treatments
  • Frequent trips to the hospital/emergency room
  • Loss of weight
  • Frequent falls
  • Rapid decline of health
  • Deteriorating cognitive/mental abilities
  • Incontinence of bowl or bladder
  • Frequent or recurrent infections
  • Two or more life-threatening conditions