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Admission Guideline for Hospice

Admission & Recertification Guidelines for Hospice Terminal diagnosis, Life expectancy of six months or less; Certified by 2 physicians Patient must give consent (DPOA or family  if patient...
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Futile medications in hospice

Futile meds in hospice: Percent mortality = age + burn % : treating a patient who very old, fragile and extensive burn, think twice. withholding futile meds or medical care does speed  nor encourage...
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End-of-life planning: decisions in late-stage care

When caregivers, family members, loved ones & DPOA  are clear about the patient’s preferences for treatment for the end  of life care, they’re free to devote their energy to care & compassion. To...
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Understanding late-stage care

In the final stages of terminal illnesses, it can become evident that in spite of the best care, attention, and treatment, your patient  is approaching the end of his or her life. The patient's care...
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A guide to hospice care services

Hospice care services are typically structured according to the needs and wishes of each patient and his or her family. patients will be admitted to hospice who meets admission guideline. Depending on the...