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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.