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Who is eligible

When an individual has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given a prognosis of six (6) months or less.

When curative measures are no longer effective, or the individual elects to discontinue curative treatments.

Some people have diseases that can be managed or slowed, but not cured. These conditions can include:

  • Heart Disease (CHF, Cardiomyopathy)

  • Lung Disease (COPD, Emphysema, etc.)

  • Kidney Disease (Renal Failure)

  • Liver Disease (Hepatitis, Cirrhosis)

  • Cancer

  • Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

  • Strokes

  • Parkinson’s Disease or Lou Gehrig’s Disease

  • AIDS

  • Certain Birth Defects

As these diseases progress, it becomes harder to prolong life and preserve quality of life. When aggressive measures are more likely to prolong suffering than restore health, it may be time to consider hospice care. Hospice focuses on making the end-of-life period a comfortable and meaningful time.

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