Can a Patient be readmitted back to hospice after a Hospice discharge?

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Oliver Family: Our sister was on Hospice with Myasthenia Gravis for 8 months last year and was finally discharged because her condition was stable. Now her condition has worsened. Can she be readmitted to hospice?

Dorothy RN: Occasionally patients do get better under hospice care or their medical condition stabilizes forcing the hospice to dismiss from hospice care. But ones the patient’s condition worsens again, the need for Hospice care can be evaluated and if the patient meets the criteria, hospice care can be re established. The attending physicians understand the challenges posed by some of those chronic diseases and will not have a problem re ordering Hospice care.

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