How to qualify for hospice?

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When I felt like my husband should be on hospice, his doctor wouldn't do it. He wanted my 101 husband to come in his office for every thing so he could collect his insurance. The Hospice doctor was the one who got him on. I could no longer do things for him than needed to be done. His doctor knew that. Bringing him in to the doctor was a chore for both of us. He got good care for several months at home when me and hospice. My husband was in the hospital 2 or 3 times in the 7 years we were married. His doctor did not visit him one time.
On a lighter note, he was in twice on our anniversary. The doctor in the E.R. joked with him and said, "You would do any thing to keep from taking her to dinner." He got a kick out of that as sick as he was. I miss him.
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As I understand it the patient has to be to the point where no further medical intervention will "undo" the outcome of a fatal disease.

The hospital that was treating my Sister approached her with the idea of hospice after her cancer spread, surgery failed, radiation failed, chemo was too hard on her little body, in other words, nothing they could do would change the course of her fatal disease. That hospital did not have an in patient hospice facility, but rather had an at home hospice program.

Anyone at the hospital should be able to put you in touch with the head of the hospice program so you can talk. Sorry. Take Care.
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Ask primary doctor or main treating physician. They should be able to tell you if you meet the requirements.
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