Who is Eligible?

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Potential hospice patients may be identified by a diagnosis, symptoms, or a combination of both. The following sections are meant to serve as a guide to help determine if a patient is hospice appropriate.

Please call Angels Grace Hospice at 1-888-444-8341 to discuss eligibility.

Signs and Symptoms to Look For

May include one, or a combination of the following:

  • Diminished functional status
  • Increased weakness, fatigue, drowsiness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Progressive decline despite medical therapies
  • Multiple hospitalizations/frequent ER visits
  • Pain that is more difficult to control
  • Uncontrolled nausea/vomiting
  • Increasing dyspnea
  • Dysphagia
  • Oxygen dependency
  • Ascites
  • Recurrent infections
  • Decline in mental status

Diagnoses That May Qualify

  • Malignancies (all forms of cancer, leukemia)
  • End Stage Pulmonary
  • End Stage Heart Disease
  • End Stage Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
  • CVA (Cerebrovascular Disease)/Stroke
  • End Stage Acute Renal Disease
  • End Stage Chronic Renal Disease
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • End Stage HIV Infection/AIDS
  • Multisystem Failure/Debilitating Chronic Conditions
  • Malnutrition/Failure to Thrive