The patient has had chronic multiple problems indicating a limited life expectancy
The patient may have experienced frequent emergency room and or doctors visits to treat pain or other symptoms of the illness.
Has the patient stopped eating, lost weight, unable to keep up activities of daily living or had a mental deterioration?
The patient does not want aggressive treatment.
Helping to Make Lasting Decisions
Hospice is a philosophy of care, it is not a place. Evergreen services are provided to patients wherever they live or call "home". Hospice provides medical, emotional, and spiritual care and support for their patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses no longer responding to curative treatment. Hospice does not prolong life nor hasten death. Instead, it focuses on comfort and controlling symptoms that cause pain and discomfort.