Terminal diagnoses must meet status and treatment criteria in order to be considered "eligible" for hospice coverage. Terminal diagnoses include diseases in their end-stages.
What does "end stage" mean?
a disease condition that is essentially terminal because of irreversible
damage to vital tissues or organs
end-stage disease. (n.d.) Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing. (2012). Retrieved February 11 2016 from http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/end-stage+disease
A terminal disease, terminal illness, or life-limiting illness is a disease or condition that can be reasonably expected to cause death within a short amount of time. A person is not "terminal"; at Saint Verena Hospice Care, we consider you still a person, a person living with terminal illness. A terminal illness is not an immediate death sentence. You are still living as you hear the diagnosis, and as you walk out the door at the doctor's office. It is our job and calling at Saint Verena Hospice Care to remind you that you deserve to live the rest of your life (however short or long it may be) in comfort and peace.