Understanding Eligibility

Understanding Eligibility

What determines eligibility for hospice care?

Hospice care provides a range of care options and support from our experienced multidisciplinary care team.

To be eligible for hospice, a patient must receive a prognosis of less than six months for a life-limiting illness, with curative medical treatment discontinued. Hospice Care of VNA services can be initiated any time after that point and extended by a physician as needed.

In addition to patient care and support, Hospice Care of VNA includes assistance for family members and loved ones such as bereavement services and caregiver respite and education.

Please call 816-531-1200 for more information.


Paying for
Hospice Care