Is hospice only for people who are dying?

The general answer is not necessarily. Many patients may have a bad prognosis and their health improves and then their hospice care services are suspended. Patients who are actively dying are eligible for hospice care. Our professional staff at New World Hospice provides at-home hospice care to a variety of patients with life-limiting illnesses. Patients are eligible to receive hospice services if they meet specific criteria.

Hospice Eligibility Criteria

Hospice eligibility criteria states that individuals are eligible for hospice if they have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition with a prognosis of six moths or less, if they have had frequent hospitalizations in the past six months, they have had a change in cognitive and functional abilities, they have compromised activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing and more, they have deteriorating mental abilities, recurrent infections, or specific decline. This is just some of the hospice eligibility criteria. At New World Hospice, we treat those with AIDS, dementia, cancer, heart disease, congestive heart failure, liver disease, and much more.

Palliative Care

For those that may not be eligible for hospice care, they may quality for palliative care. Palliative care helps patients for a period of time while they recover from a surgery or illness that doesn’t have a prognosis of six months or less. Our team can help provide advice on whether or not hospice care or palliative care will suit each patient the best.

Learn More About At-Home Hospice Care in Los Angeles

New Vision Hospice offers at-home hospice services in Los Angeles to patients when it has been determined they have a prognosis of six months or less and meet hospice eligibility requirements. Our compassionate and professional hospice team is always there for these patients and their families. To learn more about our in-home hospice services or palliative care services, call us today at 800-988-5205. We serve Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley and Westlake Village respectively.

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