Gulf South Hospice

OUR CRITERIA FOR

Criteria for Determining Hospice Care

Hospice is a health care service available to all persons with a life limiting illness. At any given time, a family and/or patient can discontinue the service. We at Gulf South Hospice support all of your health care choices.  

 

To be eligible for hospice services, the following conditions must apply:

  • Physician diagnoses patient with a terminal illness (documentation needed)
  • Prognosis of a life expectancy of 6 months or less
  • Patient can no longer care for themselves

 

Common diseases for hospice care include but are not limited to:

  • Heart Disease 
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia
  • HIV Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Renal Disease
  • Stroke & Coma
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)