When Is an ALS Patient Ready for Hospice?

By Seasons | October 01, 2020

ALS patients can live with their conditions for years. When are these patients eligible for the support that hospice can provide?

Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a debilitating illness that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. While the rate of decline is consistent over time for a given individual, the rate varies from person to person. Multiple clinical parameters are required to determine hospice eligibility. Watch this video for an overview of hospice eligibility for ALS patients:
 
 
 
If you have an ALS patient whom you think may be eligible for hospice and can benefit from the interdisciplinary support and comfort it can provide, please reach out to your local Seasons team for support- we are here to support you and your patients 24/7!
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