In this video, you will learn about quality hospice care. When an illness is no longer curable, hospice creates an end-of-life journey that can make you as comfortable as possible. Hospice offers spiritual, emotional, and physical care.
You may be wondering who is eligible for hospice care. There are medical requirements for hospice. These are that two certified physicians certify that you have a terminal prognosis. If this is the case, the person most likely has six months or less to live. There are many factors that determine a patient’s prognosis. These patients who are eligible for hospice may suffer from a lot of different diseases. Referrals from hospice can be made by anyone. Hospice referrals should be done as early as possible. The entire team needs to have time to make a plan that follows the patient and family’s wishes. This decision is made by physicians, nurses, and other people that are of medical background. If the wishes of the doctors and the patient do not align, it is also going to be up to the family. If you are interested in learning more, keep watching this video for more information.