Qualifying Conditions

AGITATION OF ALZHEIMER'S

A person with Alzheimer’s may feel anxious or agitated. He or she may become restless, causing a need to move around or pace, or become upset in certain places or when focused on specific details.


AIDS

AIDS, aka Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is a disease in which there is a severe loss of the body’s cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy. Generally, a person acquire’s an HIV infection and then, in time, develops AIDS.


ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

CACHEXIA aka WASTING SYNDROME

Cachexia is the dramatic weight loss and muscle atrophy seen in patients with chronic illness including type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, HIV, cancer, and others. Weight loss in these serious illnesses is unintentional. Cachexia causes dramatic loss of skeletal muscle and eventually leads to immobility.

CANCER

Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.

CROHN'S DISEASE

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the mouth to the end of the rectum.

GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage of the optic nerve. This nerve carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In most cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure.

HEPATITIS C

Hepatitis C is one of several viral infections that attacks the liver. Most people infected with the hepatitis C virus have no symptoms. In fact, most people don’t know they have the hepatitis C infection until liver damage shows up during routine medical tests.

HIV

The human immunodeficiency virus is the virus that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.


SEIZURES (INCLUDING EPILEPSY)

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizures may also occur with other disorders of the brain and nervous system.

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • Muscle Spasms (Severe & Persistent)
  • Nausea (Severe)
  • Pain (Chronic & Severe)
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)