Hospice is so much more

Our vision is to transform end-of-life care in the communities we serve. We believe that education is a pivotal part of increasing care in the communities we serve. Below, we have briefly outlined key aspects of the hospice benefit. If you have questions, our experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via email, phone, and online chat.

Who is eligible

Diagnosis vs Prognosis

Many people think that hospice is just for those with cancer, however; hospice serves any patient who is clinically eligible for the benefit, including, but not limited to, people living with Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, COPD, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and Cancer. Eligibility is defined as a life expectancy of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course.

Condition of participation 418.25 and 418.102 (b)

Signs that indicate a need for hospice

Every patient is unique, and every disease presents differently. While the following signs alone do not guarantee hospice eligibility, they are the most common indicators that an individual may need hospice care.

  • Not bouncing back
  • Losing or gaining weight unintentionally
  • Showing a decrease in appetite
  • Having frequent infections
  • Encountering shortness of breath
  • Experiencing unplanned hospitalizations or ER visits
  • Finding it hard to perform daily activities (ADLs)

If you believe that you or your loved one may be eligible for hospice, click here to learn how our services can help you.

How we can help?

At Heart of Hospice, our mission is to serve all hospice eligible patients the way they desire to be served. We will not ask you to give up hope, your doctor, or comforting treatments, but rather, our entire care team is ready to work with you to develop a plan of care that comforts you and honors your goals upon admission. This plan of care is not fixed and can easily change as your needs change.
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How to receive evaluation for hospice

Anyone can refer a patient to our services by calling us at (844) 464-0411. One of our team members will visit you to assess your needs and work with your doctor to determine if you qualify for the benefit. Meeting with our team is free of charge will teach you about the benefits you may be entitled to receive so that you can make an informed decision about your care.

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We believe that all hospice eligible patients deserve the truth about what is possible with our care. Heart of Hospice provides many advantages fostered by our culture to exceed the expectations of patients and families. Learn about the common myths of hospice care here.

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