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Is it time for hospice?

Answer these questions to determine if hospice care is a fit for your patient. Dealing with a patient who has a limited life expectancy is not an easy job. Crossroads can help you by proposing an option that changes the focus from curative to palliative and hospice care.

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Is it time for hospice?

Answer these questions to determine if hospice care is a fit for your patient. Dealing with a patient who has a limited life expectancy is not an easy job. Crossroads can help you by proposing an option that changes the focus from curative to palliative and hospice care.

1. Have you diagnosed your patient with a serious, life-limiting illness? These include (but are not limited to):

  • AIDS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident/Stroke
  • Liver Disease
  • Neurological Conditions (Dementia, Parkinson’s, MS, ALS, Huntington’s Disease)
  • Renal Disease
Yes
No

2. Has there been a recent change in your patient’s condition? Some examples might include:

  • Progressive weight loss
  • Several falls in the past six months
  • Shortness of breath, even when resting
  • Spending most of the day confined to bed or a chair
Yes
No

3. Has your patient’s needs for medical support increased?

  • Is the patient calling or visiting your office more?
  • Have you started or increased pain medication for the patient?
  • Has the patient visited the ER or been hospitalized three or more times for the same symptoms in the past six months?
Yes
No

4. Is your patient starting to need more help to perform daily activities? These include:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Walking
  • Getting out of bed
Yes
No

5. Does the patient have a prognosis of six months or less to live if the disease progression runs its normal course?

Yes
No

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