Who Is Eligible for Hospice

To be eligible to elect Hospice Care, an individual must fall under these requirements:

  1. The patient must be certified as being terminally ill with a probable life expectancy of six (6) months or less by their attending physician and the Hospice Medical Director. 
  2. The patient/family understands the hospice concept of care as being comfort care, not curative in its goals.
  3. The patient/family understands that the hospice concept of care requires the active participation of the family acting as the primary caregivers with guidance from the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.
  4. Patients admitted to Hospice may receive care at home, in an assisted living facility, long-term care facility, hospital, or Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, depending on their needs.

Final determination of eligibility for admission is made by the Hospice Medical Director in conjunction with the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

Race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or national origin shall not be used as criteria for admission.

From Our Patients & Their Families

"Our family truly appreciates the wonderful job that hospice did in order to ensure that Cathy's illness caused as little pain and discomfort to her as possible. Your help was invaluable." More...

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