Many older adults prefer to get their healthcare at home. Mission Healthcare follows Medicare criteria for admission to our services. Home health services are available to individuals who meet the following guidelines; if the patient does not meet admission criteria, the patient may be referred to an alternate service and the physician will be notified.
Timely and appropriate identification of hospice-eligible patients increases the likelihood that the patient and family will benefit from compassionate, end-of-life care. In order to begin hospice care, patients must meet the hospice eligibility requirements established by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. For a patient eligible for hospice, consider the following guidelines: