Anyone who has a certified life expectancy of six months or less is appropriate for hospice care.
The patient's primary physician can continue to see and participate in the patient's care or patients may choose to have Livingston's Medical Director oversee their care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does hospice take individuals who have dementia or Alzheimer's disease?
A: Dementia and Alzheimer Disease are major causes of death in seniors; thus if the patient is determined to be at the end stage of the disease then they would qualify for hospice care.
Q: Can residents of a nursing home have hospice services?
A: Yes. Residents of any long term care facility can receive hospice services just as individuals in private homes do.