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Diagnosis Guidelines
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Compassionate, informed and taylored Hospice Care for life limiting illnesses.
Our Programs
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
In evaluating the outlook for individuals living with ALS, two essential functions stand out: swallowing and respiration. When these abilities become severely impaired, it usually indicates the advanced stages of the condition.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
When individuals experiencing Alzheimer's and dementia reach advanced stages of the conditions, they may eventually need hospice care due to the inability to carry out fundamental tasks like moving or communicating.
As cancer patients approach end-of-life, their ability to function becomes an important factor in determining hospice eligibility. This is assessed using either the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) or the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale.
Cardiac Disease
Once you begin to experience symptoms of cardiac disease, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, functional decline, and the need for fluid management, hospice care becomes an available option.
Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome, HIV, and AIDS
At the end of someone's battle with HIV, there are specific medical indicators healthcare professionals use to determine a terminal diagnosis. These include low CD4 counts, reduced performance on the KPS scale, and relevant documentation.
Liver Disease
If you or a loved one is living with liver disease and experiencing consistent symptoms like ascites, recurring variceal bleeding, or hepatic encephalopathy, hospice care may be a suitable option.
Pulmonary Disease and COPD
Patients are considered to be in the end stages of their illness and eligible for hospice care if they experience difficulty breathing, even with minimal exertion or while at rest.
Neurological Disease or Coma
Hospice services are particularly beneficial for individuals with neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, coma, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. These conditions often manifest with life-altering symptoms that can cause permanent deterioration of the nervous system.
Renal disease
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Chronic or Acute Renal Failure and have decided to stop dialysis or decline a renal transplant, you could be eligible for hospice care. Patients with a creatinine clearance of 8.0 mg/dl are considered.
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