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Who Can Receive Hospice Care?

At America Hospice and Palliative Care, we provide compassionate, specialized care for individuals facing life-limiting illnesses. Our services are designed to support patients and their families during the end-of-life journey, offering comfort, dignity, and peace. To ensure that our care reaches those who need it most, we have listed below the established eligibility criteria for hospice care services.

Eligibility Requirements for Hospice Care In order to be eligible for hospice care, patients must meet the following criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of a life-limiting illness: Patients must have a diagnosis of a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less, as determined by a physician. Common illnesses that may qualify for hospice care include cancer, end-stage heart or lung disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other advanced illnesses.
  2. Focus on comfort care: Patients must be seeking care focused on comfort and symptom management, rather than pursuing curative treatments for their illness.
  3. Physician certification: A patient’s primary physician and the hospice medical director must both certify that the patient meets the eligibility criteria for hospice care.

Meeting the Criteria for Hospice Care

If you or a loved one is considering hospice care, it’s essential to have an open and honest conversation with your healthcare provider about your prognosis, goals, and preferences for care. Your physician can help you determine if hospice care is the right choice and provide the necessary documentation to certify your eligibility.

Why Choose America Hospice and Palliative Care?

America Hospice and Palliative Care is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to residents of Sugar Land, Houston, and over 100 towns and rural areas in Texas. Our interdisciplinary team of professionals works together to develop personalized care plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs, offering medical, emotional, and spiritual support throughout the end-of-life journey.

When you choose America Hospice and Palliative Care, you can trust that our team will be with you every step of the way, providing expert guidance, comfort, and care during this challenging time. Our commitment to patient-centered care and our dedication to supporting our community make us an ideal choice for those seeking hospice care services.

For more information about our hospice care services and eligibility requirements, please contact America Hospice and Palliative Care today. Our team is here to help you navigate this difficult time with compassion and expertise.

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When you are faced with the challenge of finding a hospice provider to help care for the emotional and physical well-being of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will be faced with many questions.

Making the decision about hospice care for a loved one is never easy, but finding the right answers can help you feel more comfortable with the options available and confident in your final decision.

America Hospice and Palliative Care operates hospice and palliative care programs throughout Sugar Land, Houston and over 100 towns and rural areas in Texas. We pride ourselves on being one of the leading providers of end-of-life care for Texas families.


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Anyone diagnosed with limited life expectancy can receive hospice care.

Once a doctor confirms an illness is terminal (life expectancy of six months or less), they will collaborate with the America Hospice and Palliative Care team to provide services tailored to the patient’s needs and desires.

While many patients have cancer, we also care for individuals with various life-limiting conditions, such as heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias. Family and friends benefit from hospice care as well, receiving support to help the patient and adjust to life changes.

A common misconception is that all hospice patients are bedridden, critically ill, and incapable of living life to its fullest. Hospice celebrates life, assisting you in fulfilling your unique needs during this life chapter.

For any questions about hospice care or eligibility, contact our Admission Coordinator at America Hospice and Palliative Care.



After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment.

When a doctor concludes that no curative treatment exists for a specific illness, the therapy is no longer effective, or you decide the treatment side effects are too severe, you might consider opting for comfort care as your ultimate objective.

Aggressive medical treatment prioritizes curing the physical ailment over addressing the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs, often requiring intensive clinical care that can reduce life quality. Hospice care, on the other hand, focuses on comfort by alleviating pain and other symptoms while continuing to cater to the emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and their family.

Hospice care neither extends life nor accelerates death; instead, it eases pain and physical discomfort, allowing the patient to enjoy a more peaceful and fulfilling life quality. At America Hospice and Palliative Care, care and support services primarily occur in the patient’s home or residence. Many families have expressed that they waited too long to fully benefit from hospice care’s offerings.



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