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Criteria For Admission
Submitted by eden on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 10:55
Take a moment to read the general criteria below before filling out our application to avoid unnecessary paperwork. Only persons who are eligible for admission into a certified hospice program and who meet the following admission criteria will be considered.
Terminal Illness: The resident (18 years or above) must have a diagnosis of a terminal disease and a prognosis of six months or less. The resident and his/her physician must agree that the focus of care is comfort care only. The prognosis and focus on palliative care must be confirmed in writing by the primary physician.
Intravenous Medications: The person will not have requirements for continuous intravenous therapy.
Continuous Care: The person will not have requirements for continuous 24-hour one-to-one supervision. Should this be necessary, the patient will be financially responsible to hire a sitter. Family members may provide this care as well.
Negative TB Status: The person must be certified by an MD to be non-contagious with pulmonary TB within 3 months of admission.
Decubitis: No person may be admitted with a documented Stage III or greater decubitis ulcer.
Financial Status: The resident will be responsible for paying room and board on a bi-monthly basis. Every resident must complete the Family Income Worksheet and be screened prior to admission.
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care: Prior to admission, identification of a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care or another responsible party is required to make critical medical decisions after admission for the resident if he/she is no longer competent to make such decisions.
Durable Power of Attorney For Finances: Prior to admission, identification of a Durable Power of Attorney for Finances or another responsible party is required to make decisions and to handle pertinent financial matters after admission.
Illegal Substances: The person may not have or use illegal drugs while a resident at the Zen Hospice Project Guest House.
Resident Agreement: The person, a close family member, Durable Power of Attorney or the identified responsible person must sign the Resident Agreement.
A Completed Application must be submitted to the Guest House to establish status on the waiting list.