Benefits of Hospice

Physical, spiritual, & emotional support

Hospice addresses all aspects of care

Hospice care is focused on optimizing your loved one’s quality of life and comfort. At First Health Homecare and Hospice, Inc., we understand how individuals wish to receive care in the place where they are most comfortable—their home. With home health care, families who have loved ones needing intermittent or continuous care can feel at ease knowing they can count on professionals to care for their family members.

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Common myths about hospice

Qualifying for First Health’s Comfort Hospice Care Services

For a patient to be eligible for hospice, consider the following guidelines:

  • Frequent hospitalizations in the past six months
  • A change in cognitive and functional abilities
  • Progressive weight loss within a short period of time e.g., >10% loss of
    bodyweight over the last 4-6 months.
  • Compromised Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as eating, bathing,
    dressing, toileting, transferring/walking, and continence
  • Deteriorating mental abilities
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Breakdown in skin conditions
  • The patient has a declining functional status in ADLs (Activities in Daily Living)
  • The patient has an observable and documented deterioration in overall
  • ≥ 3 hospitalizations or ED visits
  • Decrease in tolerance to physical activity
  • Decrease in cognitive ability

Many general Diagnosis also qualify patients for hospice. A list of diagnosis appropriate for hospice include but is not limited to:

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