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Who is Eligible for Hospice Care?

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If your doctor has determined that a patient has 6 months or less to live, they are able to qualify for hospice care at home. The patient is normally given a prescription by the doctor for hospice care. You can also qualify if you call us at (818)433-0068. Our doctor or RN will do a free in home assessment in Los Angeles. Below are some indicators that may qualify you or your loved one for hospice care.

General Indicators

  • Decreased Appetite/ Weight loss and Malnutrition
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Increased hospitalization and worsening symptoms
  • Difficult with ADL’s and performance is decreasing
  • Not responding well to medications or treatments
  • Recurring infections
  • Deteriorating mental abilities
  • Increase in weakness

Disease Indicators

  • Cancer
  • Heart Failure
  • AIDS
  • Coma
  • Stroke
  • Failure to thrive
  • Dementia
  • Liver Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease

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