specific to
your needs.

We provide compassionate, patient-focused care.

When Faith Presbyterian Hospice manages a patient’s symptoms and provides comfort and support for their unique needs, our goal is to maintain and improve quality of life as they define it.

Care Customized by Condition

In general, there are eight potentially life-limiting
conditions we address most often:



Neurologic Disease
(ALS, Parkinson’s, Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis or Multiple Sclerosis)

(Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Lewy Body, Vascular)

Liver Disease

Pulmonary Disease

Heart Disease

Renal Failure


A customized care example: Heart Disease.

Using heart disease as an example, what follows are the Medicare requirements a physician must evaluate in making the hospice referral, and some of the ways we help those with heart disease.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death. Faith Presbyterian Hospice provides referring physicians with eligibility information and tools to help them refer eligible patients to hospice earlier. Hospice services are typically underutilized and often misunderstood. These guidelines help physicians determine if a cardiac patient is ready for hospice.

The patient has 1 and either 2 or 3:

  • CHF with NYHA Class IV symptoms & both:
  • Significant symptoms at rest
  • Inability to carry out even minimal physical activity without dyspnea or angina

Patient is optimally treated.
(e.g., diuretics, vasodilators, ACEI, or hydralazine and nitrates)

The patient has angina pectoris at rest, is resistant to standard nitrate therapy, and is either not a candidate for, or has declined, invasive procedures.

Supporting documentation includes:

  • Cardiac Ejection Fraction of ≤ 20%
  • Treatment-resistant symptomatic dysrhythmias
  • History of cardiac-related syncope
  • History of cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac embolism
  • History of cardiac resuscitation, concomitant HIV disease

How Faith Presbyterian Hospice Helps

Our team evaluates the patient’s status and updates the plan of care as symptoms and condition change. Our goal is to relieve physical and emotional distress so our patients can retain their dignity and remain comfortable.

The care plan encompasses a wide range of symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Functional decline
  • Hypertension

You are not alone on your journey:

  • We monitor and manage your symptoms.
  • We communicate with your cardiologist’s office.
  • We provide medication, oxygen and other medical equipment related to your heart disease.
  • We provide services to reduce acute symptoms and avoid rehospitalization.

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