Anyone diagnosed with limited life expectancy, meaning less than 6 months, can receive Alliance Hospice care. A physician certifies the terminal illness and collaborates with the Alliance Hospice team for appropriate services. Many patients have cancer but Alliance Hospice cares for those with all other terminal illnesses including hospice care for heart disease patient, hospice care for chronic lung disease, hospice care for kidney disease patients, neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias. Family and friends also receive the benefit of hospice care to help them support the patient and adapt to their loss. Alliance Hospice continues supporting families for over a year after a loved one’s death.
Many people mistakenly believe that hospice patients must be bed-bound, critically ill, and unable to continue living life to the fullest. When the Hospice interdisciplinary team works to manage pain and other symptoms, there is an opportunity to focus on goals that are most important to both patients and families. Hospice celebrates life and supports the patient’s individual needs.
Patients must meet specific criteria in order to be eligible for hospice. The Alliance Hospice team will work with you and your physician to determine your eligibility.
Medicare’s guidelines include: