Physician Resources for Palliative Care and Hospice Care in Cincinnati

Physicians play a critical role in the lives of patients undergoing palliative care and hospice care. Hospice of Southwest Ohio partners with CareBridge Primary and Palliative Care of Cincinnati to provide resources for physicians referring patients and their caregivers. This ensures patients receive the right level of care to meet their changing needs. Learn more about the eligibility criteria for palliative care and hospice care so you can refer with confidence.

AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)

Palliative care can be provided at any point along the ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease continuum, from diagnosis to the end of life. A patient may be able to receive hospice care if the illness has progressed rapidly in the past 12 months. Learn more about the differences between palliative care and hospice care for ALS.

Cancer

Palliative care can be provided at any point along the cancer care continuum, from diagnosis to the end of life. A patient may be able to receive hospice care if the cancer advances and life expectancy is six months or less. Learn more about the differences between palliative care and hospice care for cancer.

Cardiac Diseases

Palliative care for cardiac diseases can be provided at any point, from diagnosis to the end of life. A patient may be able to receive hospice care if they exhibit a variety of heart conditions. Learn more about the differences between palliative care and hospice care for cardiac diseases.

Dementia

Palliative care for dementia can be provided at any point, from diagnosis to the end of life. A patient may be able to receive hospice care if a variety of conditions are present. Learn more about the differences between palliative care and hospice care for dementia.

Liver Disease

Palliative care for liver disease can be provided at any point, from diagnosis to the end of life. A patient may be able to receive hospice care in several circumstances, such as if they are not a candidate for a liver transplant or if they are an alcoholic. Learn more about the differences between palliative care and hospice care for liver disease.

Malnutrition

Palliative care for malnutrition can be provided at any point, from diagnosis to the end of life. A patient may be able to receive hospice care if conditions worsen or new complications arise. Learn more about the differences between palliative care and hospice care for malnutrition.

Pulmonary Disease

Palliative care for pulmonary disease can be provided at any point, from diagnosis to the end of life. A patient may be able to receive hospice care if response to treatment is minimal or symptoms worsen. Learn more about the differences between palliative care and hospice care for pulmonary disease.

Renal Disease

Palliative care for renal disease can be provided at any point, from diagnosis to the end of life. A patient may be able to receive hospice care if they refuse dialysis or a kidney transplant, are over 75 or suffer from a variety of conditions. Learn more about the differences between palliative care and hospice care for renal disease.

Stroke and Coma

Palliative care for a stroke or coma can be provided at any point, from diagnosis to the end of life. A patient may be able to receive hospice care if they are older than 70 and additional symptoms exist. Learn more about the differences between palliative care and hospice care for stroke and coma.

Still have questions?

Do you have other questions about palliative or hospice care? Check out our frequently asked questions.

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