The following diagnosis is the most common life-shortening illness to be admitted to Hospice Services.
Below is common criteria adopted by the Center for Medicare Services(CMS) as guidelines when considering a Hospice referral. Keep in mind that these are simply guidelines and eligibility will vary based on each patient's mindset, illness stage, and comorbidities.
There are many care options for Hospice patients. Devoted provides care for their community members through routine, continuous and respite care in the Coastal Bend. View the PDF below for a better understanding of the levels of care covered at no charge to the patient or their family.
As stated previously, each patient's eligibility for admission to Hospice care varies based upon each unique situation. You will find the clinical reference scales below, such as: