Hospice Eligibility

No one should have to face a life-limiting illness alone. At Life Source Hospice, we are here to help you and your family.  We encourage you to contact us with any questions regarding a diagnosis or how we can help. We will partner with you and your physician to determine your hospice eligibility. Please call us at 225-291-9421 or contact your physician to ask about Life Source Hospice.

Some examples of life-limiting illnesses include:

  • End-stage Cardiopulmonary Conditions
    • End-stage Heart Disease
    • End-stage Lung Disease
  • End-stage Liver Disease
  • End-stage Renal Disease
  • Cancer (All Types)
  • Neurological Conditions
    • Stroke/CVA
    • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • End-stage HIV/AIDS
  • End-stage Dementia
  • End-stage Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Other Disorders/Diagnoses (call us for details)

The hospice benefit will continue to cover palliative and comfort care for an individual with a terminal illness for the following periods:

  • Initial 90-day period
  • Subsequent 90-day period
  • Indefinite subsequent 60-day periods

We view each case individually and will re-evaluate each patient at 60-90 day intervals to determine continued eligibility for hospice.

Medicare, Medicaid, managed care programs and commercial insurance programs provide coverage for hospice care.