Who is Eligible for Hospice Care?

 

Patients are eligible for hospice if they have an ongoing injury or illness and they have reached the point of no longer seeking aggressive or curative treatment. The focus of hospice care is on comfort and supporting quality of life when treatments aimed at cure or extending life are no longer desirable. Hospice care is provided when a physician determines it is appropriate. We care for people of all ages and diagnoses who reside in Bonner or Boundary counties.

Anyone can refer a patient and should do so as soon as they believe the person could benefit from support in their home. An early referral provides a terminally ill person and their family time to receive the full benefit of hospice care.