Am I Ready for Hospice?

When you are faced with a life-limiting illness, it can be one of the most difficult times in life. But if you choose hospice, your end-of-life journey can be filled with joy and peace. Because hospice focuses on your comfort and quality of life – and not just for you – but your entire family, which is also impacted by your end-of-life illness.

Hospice is covered by Medicare 100% for all eligible patients and is covered by most Medicaid and commercial insurance plans.

To find out whether hospice is right for you or a loved one, this brief questionnaire may help.

Have you or a loved one…
1) Been told that you have a terminal illness with a short life expectancy?
2) Started taking medication to mitigate your physical pain?
3) Started requiring help for daily tasks such as dressing, bathing and eating?
4) Experienced significant weight loss?
5) Fallen numerous times over the past six months?
6) Noticed a shortness of breath, even while resting?
7) Been to the hospital or gone to the emergency room several times in the past six months?
8) Started spending most of your day in bed, on a couch or in a chair?
9) Started feeling noticeably more tired and weak?