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When is hospice care appropriate?

services1 To be eligible for hospice care, the patient’s doctor must certify that he or she has a terminal illness. These individuals choose palliative care that focuses on symptom management rather than curative treatment, as well as choose no extreme measures to sustain life. A registered nurse will perform an evaluation to assess the patient for eligibility criteria.


Hospice-appropriate individuals may exhibit some or all of the following:
• Frequent hospitalizations or ER visits
• Progressive weight loss
• Deteriorating mental capacity
• Recurrent infections
• Overall decline in condition
Types of Services

At Arcturus Hospice, we believe that our patient’s health is impacted by all aspects of his or her life. So, it is important to treat both mind and body as a whole. We are devoted to easing the physical and emotional discomforts caused by life-limiting illness while assisting you and your loved ones to live life to its fullest. We work as a team to develop a plan of care in partnership with our patients, families, caregivers and professionals.


• Physician Directed care
• Nursing visits
• On-call availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
• Coordination with patient’s primary physician
• Family training and education for patient care
• Certified Nursing Assistant services
• Social services
• Spiritual counseling and support
• Professionally trained volunteers
• Pain management
• Symptom Management
• Medications
• Medical equipment and supplies
• Respite Care
• Crisis Care provided in patient’s place of residence
• Inpatient care
• Bereavement services
• Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
• Dietician services
How we help Families

Emotional support and education: One of the greatest benefits of hospice care for the caregiver is the emotional support and education provided by the entire hospice team 24/7 availability, nurse on call: Having a nurse on call gives you peace of mind and a trusted resource that can relieve stress. Medical equipment covered and delivered: All medical equipment related to the hospice diagnosis is covered. And delivered

When to call Hospice

Our patients and their families frequently tell us they wish they had called us earlier, so they could have benefited that much longer from our personalized care. Patients do get the most benefit from hospice support when care begins earlier in their illness. 24/7 availability, nurse on call: Having a nurse on call gives you peace of mind and a trusted resource that can relieve stress. Medical equipment covered and delivered: All medical equipment related to the hospice diagnosis is covered. And delivered