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Admission Criteria

In order for patients to qualify for services through Hospice of Southeastern Illinois they must meet the following criteria:

  • The patients must have an irreversible disease with a terminal prognosis of six months or less.  This is determined by the attending physician and the Hospice Medical Director.
  • The patient and his/her family must understand the hospice philosophy of comfort versus curative care and request hospice care.
  • The patient must have a primary caregiver.  If family members or friends cannot meet this role, patients can arrange for hired caregivers or utilize long-term care facilities.