Who is Hospice care for?

Patients in the final stages of life, and often patients in the progressive stages of a life-threatening illness, can receive hospice care. This includes people of all ages, including children. Patients are usually admitted to the program when their life expectancy is measured in terms of months. Persons of any illness, age, race, color, physical or mental handicap, religion or national origin may benefit from hospice services, regardless of ability to pay.