Though hospice is often associated with the elderly, individuals of any age with any advanced illness are eligible for hospice. Some common diagnoses include:
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• End Stage Dementia
• End Stage Renal/Liver Disease
• Neurological Diseases
Those who have experienced a rapid decline, frequent hospitalizations, or have decided to discontinue aggressive treatment may also be eligible for hospice care.