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    Eligibility Criteria

    Coming Home Hospice is a program of California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Only persons who are eligible for admission into a Certified Hospice Program and who meet the following admission criteria will be considered. Persons being followed by another hospice program will be eligible for admission.

    1. Terminal Illness. The person must have a diagnosis of AIDS/HIV disease, cancer or other terminal disease. The adult (18 years or above) must be in the terminal phase of his/her illness and have a prognosis of six months or less. The patient and his/her physician must agree that the focus of care is palliative only. The prognosis and focus on palliative care must be confirmed in writing by the primary physician.

    2. Intravenous Medications. The person will not have requirements for intravenous therapy.

    3. 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 or family members may provide this care.

    4. Negative TB Status. The person must have been certified by an MD to be non-contagious with pulmonary TB within 3 months of admission.

    5. Decubitis. No person may be admitted with a Stage III or greater decubitis ulcer.

    6. Financial Status. The resident will be responsible to pay for room and board on a monthly basis. Financial assessment will be completed and reviewed to determine room and board rates.

    7. Other Family Members. Family members, such as spouses, partners, parents, siblings, children, or friends may not live with the patient at Coming Home Hospice.

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. Illegal Substances. The person may not have or use illegal drugs while a resident at Coming Home Hospice.

    11. Admission Agreement. The person, a close family member, Durable Power of Attorney or the identified responsible person must sign the Admission Agreement to Coming Home Hospice.

    12. A Completed Application must be submitted to CHH to establish status on the waiting list.