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Hospice Care Admissions Criteria

In order to be admitted into the Putnam County Hospice you must have:

  • A diagnosis of a terminal illness has been made by a physician, with a person's life expectancy now measured in months rather than years.
  • A person/family requesting hospice care understands that medical therapies can no longer be used for cure and are seeking palliative measures for pain control and/or symptom management.
  • A person's attending physician orders hospice care and continues to direct that care throughout the illness.
  • A person who is willing and able to assume responsibility for your care with the help of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.