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.