Who Is Eligible For Hospice Care?

Any­one fac­ing life-lim­it­ing ill­ness who wants to focus on com­fort rather than cura­tive care and meets the eli­gi­bil­i­ty guide­lines may enter into hos­pice care.

Can­cer accounts for 40% of hos­pice admis­sions fol­lowed by debil­i­ty unspec­i­fied, heart dis­ease, demen­tia, and lung dis­ease (NHP­CO 2010 data)

Addi­tion­al­ly, there are many not so obvi­ous’ ill­ness­es that can make a patient qual­i­fy. Hos­pice of Kona can assist in deter­min­ing the diagnosis.

A Per­son May Be Eli­gi­ble And Admit­ted Into Hos­pice Of Kona Care If:

  • You have ver­i­fied that the patient’s prog­no­sis is 6 months or less
  • They elect no fur­ther cura­tive treatment
  • The patient is 18 years or old­er, or has a legal guardian avail­able to sign con­sent forms for care
  • Hos­pice of Kona may need access to med­ical records nec­es­sary for admis­sion pur­pose, diag­no­sis con­fir­ma­tion, and oth­er rel­e­vant his­to­ry that may influ­ence care
  • Hos­pice of Kona may need access to med­ical insur­ance infor­ma­tion or oth­er plans (i.e. long term care plans, sup­ple­men­tary insurance).