When Hospice Care is Appropriate
Hospice is generally an appropriate course of care for terminally ill patients in the last six months of their lives, at a time when curative treatments are no longer an option.
Hospice care providers help patients manage their illness and remain as comfortable as possible in their own environment.The goal of hospice is symptom management rather than treatment or recovery. Hospice care compliments the guidance of a patient’s own physician.
Hospice helps ease the burden of families caring for patients during this time.
When is someone ready for hospice?
At the recommendation of their physician
When diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and when symptoms are no longer responding to a curative treatment
If you feel that you or your loved one may qualify for hospice services, please call one of our offices to discuss hospice eligibility and specific health conditions.