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Oct 14, 2016

Are you confused about how someone qualifies to be a hospice patient?  

This episode will help to remove some of the confusion about the diagnoses that may qualify a patient for hospice.  Not every patient with a chronic illness can receive hospice coverage.  They first have to be certified by a doctor as having a terminal illness, or life-limiting illness, with a prognosis of 6 months or less life expectancy.  

The diseases covered by hospice are much more than just cancer diagnoses, however  Helen & Jerry discuss the terminal diagnoses that may qualify someone for hospice in this episode of Five for Friday.  

We mention the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization in this episode, and encourage you to look on their website for more detailed information, at

If you have further questions regarding hospice qualifications, please write us at, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.  We look forward to hearing from our listeners.