End-Stage COPD and Lung Disease
Some of the major eligibility guidelines for COPD or lung disease at New World Vision Hospice include:
- Unresponsive or poorly responsive to bronchodilator therapy
- Progression of chronic pulmonary disease
- Frequent hospitalizations or emergency room visits
- Frequent episodes of either pneumonia or bronchitis
- Unintentional weight loss of over 10% body weight
- Inability to perform daily living activities on their own
Some other critical factors include: continuous chronic oxygen therapy, cyanosis, cor pulmonale, resting tachycardia, or steroid dependency. Our team can evaluate a patient’s health to determine if they’re eligible for hospice care in Los Angeles, CA.
We help patients with chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, end-stage tuberculosis,
Our hospice care is intended to help patients in the last six months of their disease. This end-of-life care is for those who no longer wish to be intubated. We can counsel patients and their families about ways to manage their symptoms to keep them as comfortable as possible.
We offer a specialized hospice program for patients with COPD or other lung diseases. Our 24-hour support team can come up with a plan of care that is constantly being updated according to the patient’s needs. We also offer a 24-hour response during respiratory distress with a customized emergency plan. Our goal is to help ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible during their last few months of life.
To learn if your loved one is eligible for hospice care for COPD or another lung disease, call our office to schedule a consultation.