How does someone qualify for Hospice Care?
Tracy Miliauskas-Varak, RN explains that one of the qualifications for hospice is your prognosis and your life-limiting expectancy.
One of the things we may discuss at that time is a Do Not Resuscitate – or DNR order – that can come from your physician or one of our own. You do not have to have a DNR order to be in hospice care, but it is the objective of hospice care to keep you home, to keep you comfortable, to keep you safe without doing anything aggressive, invasive, or sending you back to hospital.
This 1-minute video explains this in detail.