Eligibility

Knowing When Hospice Care is Right for Your Patient

What Can be the Major Symptoms

  • Ongoing or sudden weight loss
  • Needing more assistance with most activities of daily living
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Uncontrolled pain
  • Past treatments for condition(s) are no longer effective
  • Frequent hospitalizations

Diagnosis

  • Cancer
  • End stage COPD, CHF, CVA, liver disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • AIDS
  • Other end-stage diagnoses may also be appropriate. Ask your doctor or the hospice team.

Who Is Eligible

  • Adults of all ages
  • Patients with a prognosis of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course
  • Patients/families electing palliative care
  • Patients not responding to curative measures

Levels of Care

  • Routine home care at home
  • Routine home care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or personal care homes
  • Respite care
  • Crisis care
  • Inpatient care
Georgia Hospice Care

To know which hospice service would best fit your loved one’s needs, call us today at 770.558.6202 to talk to our Support Team