Every patient and diagnosis are different. Hospice Care is often chosen by patients with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, lung disease, cancer, heart disease, renal failure, liver disease, cerebral infarction, ALS and AIDS. This is by no means an exhaustive list. A patient may have multiple diagnoses as well. A patient must ‘qualify’ for Hospice Care according to established eligibility requirements. The patient usually has coverage for Hospice services such as Medicare, Medicaid or an insurance plan with Hospice benefit. Your loved one’s diagnosis must be terminal and with a prognosis of 6 months or less – if the disease runs its normal course. This is where a physician’s knowledge of the patient and his/her best judgment comes in. Patients often live longer than 6 months – but they must continue to show declines in their condition to keep on qualifying for Hospice Services. Our services can be offered to your loved one in their home, assisted living facility, memory care unit, nursing home or within a hospice residential facility.