FAQ: What type of terminal illnesses does hospice treat?

People often assume that hospice is only for end-stage cancer patients.

In reality, hospice care is appropriate for people at the end-stage of a wide range of health conditions and illnesses.

For example, hospices also specializes in caring for terminal patients with:

  • heart failure,
  • chronic lung problems,
  • kidney disease,
  • stroke,
  • AIDS,
  • neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease,
  • the last stages of Alzheimer’s and similar conditions,
  • and other serious, terminal illnesses.