Of the 115,000 persons involved in hospice care in America, some 95,000 are volunteers. Each year volunteers give more than 5 million hours to helping dying persons and their families.

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Guidelines for Admission to Hospice

  • Patient has been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, not just cancer.
  • Patient has a life expectancy of six months or less.
  • The attending physician, patient, and family agree that further curative treatment is of no benefit to the patient.
  • Patient lives within the Hospice of Leesville service area.
  • Patient has a primary caregiver (someone other than Hospice staff) available to coordinate care on a 24-hour basis.