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Admission, Referral & Payment for Hospice Care

Care at Cedar Valley Hospice  is available to all those who meet our admission criteria, and is provided regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin or inability to pay.

Cedar Valley Hospice  Admission Criteria

Cedar Valley Hospice accepts patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Those with an estimated life expectancy of six months or less
  • Anyone in the later phases of an illness, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, AIDS, ALS, neurological and renal diseases, chronic lung disease or any other end-stage organ disease
  • The patient and their doctor have agreed on a path toward comfort care, rather than curative care.

Making a Referral to Cedar Valley Hospice

Referrals to Cedar Valley Hospice  can be made by anyone – family members, friends, clergy, doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals – by contacting the nearest Cedar Valley Hospice office.  The patient and family are then contacted about setting up an informational or admission meeting.

Hospice Care Payment

Hospice care is available to everyone at Cedar Valley Hospice , regardless of their inability to pay. While Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans cover hospice care, there may be some that do not. Donations from the community help ensure that those who cannot pay or whose care is not covered by insurance can still receive the same hospice services.