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General Admission Criteria of Advent House

Diagnosis of Terminal Illness: no expectation of recovery

Prognosis of three months or less: limited life expectancy

Do not resuscitate order: no life sustaining measures will be implemented
    For Example: no CPR

Private physician coverage

Associated with a hospice | palliative care home health care agency:
    Lifetime, VNS, Monroe County, etc.

Understand Advent House is primarily staffed by volunteers

No extraordinary care needs: must be able to be safely and comfortably
    managed by staff and volunteers

No parenteral nutrition or hydration: no IV’s or feeding tubes

No intramuscular or subcutaneous injections: medications administered
    orally, rectally, topically (patch), or by pump

No financial requirements or expectation of financial contribution

Admission is not determined by age, creed, color, ethnic background or religion

With the above criteria met, resident selection is based upon the person or situation which presents the most significant and immediate need.

The goal of Advent House is to provide quality care to the dying by attempting to meet each resident’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care needs in a supportive, home like environment while respecting their individuality and maintaining their dignity until death.


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