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What are the eligibility requirements to receive hospice care?

To qualify for care at TMC Hospice, a patient:

  • needs a physician order for TMC Hospice.
  • has a life-limiting diagnosis and life expectancy of about six months or less. It doesn’t have to be a cancer diagnosis; it can be any disease in its last stages, such as end-stage cardiac, renal, Alzheimer's, etc.
  • isn't receiving curative treatment for the terminal illness (chemo, experimental drugs).
  • has a physician who will certify that the illness is terminal.
  • lives in our service ares, which includes Tucson, Oro Valley, Saddlebrook, Vail, Marana, Benson, Pomerene and St. David.