Frequently Asked Questions

Most Common Asked questions

Where Will I Receive Care?

Hospice is not a place but a way to provide care. Care is provided based on the patient’s needs and situation. It can be anywhere a patient calls home, including a private residence, nursing home, or group home.

Who qualifies for Hospice?
Assuming the disease process follows its normal course, any person certified by their attending physician to have a life expectancy of six months or less.
How Do You Help with Specific Health Conditions
Some (but not all included) end-stage illnesses for hospice referral include:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease or heart failure
  • COPD and other lung diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Coma
  • Stroke
  • Adult failure to thrive
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Liver disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Kidney failure
  • AIDS
How Often Will You Visit?
The frequency and level of care vary depending on the patient’s need. Our team works with you and your doctors to create a plan of care that adapts to your needs and priorities. Care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Should I Bring Up Hospice Care to the Doctor or Wait for a Recommendation?
Even if you may not be ready to transition to hospice, it is essential to talk in advance and have your questions and concerns addressed. Feel free to discuss hospice care anytime with your physician, family, clergy, and friends. Learn about hospice eligibility.
How Can We Start Hospice Care?

You can call us at 728-3604 and our team can help you get started. OR your physician can refer you to us. Once you After your physician refers you to hospice care, you and your family will meet with our Registered to determine your needs and develop an individualized care plan.

Who is Hospice Care for?
Hospice care is available and appropriate for anyone who has made the decision—along with their families and doctors—to change their goals from curing to comfort.
Can I keep my Doctor?
In addition to the support of the Hospice Medical Director, the patient can, if they choose, continue to see their Primary Care Physician.
How is Hospice paid for?
ADMT CARING Hospice accepts Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Tricare East Benefits. In addition, we work with each patient to maximize the value of whatever Private Insurance is in place that ADMT accepts.
Is It Hard to Care for My Loved One at Home?
When a person is ready for hospice, caring for them can be challenging. Our team is available around the clock to consult with you and visit as needed. We also assist with finding Inpatient respite care to give caregivers short-term relief or to help treat patients whose needs have become too complex to be met at home. We are here to help you along each step.
What if I Change My Mind and Decide to Seek Treatment for my Illness?
There may be times when hospice is no longer appropriate, your condition improves, or you change your mind and decide to restart treatments. If hospice care is no longer appropriate, you can revoke your participation at any time. You can also re-apply for hospice benefits if necessary.
You may also change hospice providers with sufficient notice.
Are Hospices Inspected and Regulated?
Yes. ADMT is licensed by the State of Texas, Medicare, and has met additional standards to maintain our license at an accredited level. We deliver hospice care that meets stringent guidelines and are compliant with federal regulations to be approved for Medicare reimbursement.