Is Hospice The Answer?

If you're not sure whether you or your loved one might be eligible to receive hospice care, this brief questionnaire might help.

Have you or a loved one...

1)Been hospitalized or gone to ER several times in past 6 months?
2)Been making more frequent phone calls to your physicians?
3)Started taking medication to lessen physical pain?
4)Started spending most of the day in a chair or bed?
5)Fallen several times over the past 6 months?
6)Started needing help with one or more of the following?
     (bathing, dressing, eating, getting out of bed, walking)
7)Started feeling weaker or more tired?
8)Experienced weight loss making clothes noticeably looser?
9)Noticed a shortness of breath, even while resting?
10)Been told by a doctor that life expectancy is limited?

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You're not alone.

In the United States today, more than one in three Americans is caring for an ailing family member or friend. Many of these families are facing a serious, life-limiting illness for the first time and don't know where to turn for answers and support.

A serious illness can be overwhelming for the entire family – but that's where hospice can help. Hospice is 100% covered by Medicare for all eligible patients and is covered by most Medicaid and commercial insurance plans. Anyone can refer a patient to hospice, and the evaluation is free.