When is the right time for hospice?


Identifying Criteria for Eligibility to HoriSun Hospice

  • Progressive decline in health
  • Frequent hospitalizations in the past six months
  • Repeat or multiple infections
  • Increased or uncontrolled pain
  • Progressive or profound weakness or fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Alterations in mental status
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Other uncontrolled symptoms
  • Decline in health status

Hospice-Appropriate Medical Conditions Include: 

  • End-stage Congestive Heart Failure
  • End-stage Coronary Artery Disease
  • End-stage Renal Failure
  • End-stage Lung Disease;  COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • End-stage Liver Disease
  • AIDS
  • Dementia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Stroke