My husband is in stage 6 of the Alzheimers scale. My daughter talked to a geriatric counselor who said we should have him evaluated to see if he qualifies for hospice although he does say more than 10 words but they are generally cuss words. I always thought it was free but I understand each state has their own guidelines. But generally is it free or is there a charge and where do I go to find out this information? My daughter does go to this geriatric counselor but she has already been there 3 times and I don't know when she will be going again. There should be somewhere on line where I can find out the qualifying parameters and what they charge or if they charge. Thanks.