Is Hospice Care only for cancer patients?
Hospice care is not just for cancer patients. Hospice cares for patients with life-limiting illnesses of many kinds. Patients with heart, lung, kidney, liver, stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS and other diseases are some of the non-cancer diagnoses supported by hospice providers every day. It isn't the disease, but rather the status and prognosis of the disease that makes a person eligible for hospice services.
Gregory C. Gifford, MD JD Chief Medical Officer
Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine