Approaching end of life decisions can be difficult. Hospice is there to help you and your family through this process, starting with a very simple question:Are you or is your loved one ready for hospice? Consider the following to help in the decision-making process:
Have you or has your loved one...Been told by a doctor that life expectancy
Decided that the goal should be as high a quality of life for whatever time remains?Determined that the patient wishes to spend that remaining time with family or loved ones in an environment that is familiar and comfortable?
Observed these signs and symptoms that suggest decreased survival
- Change in ability to perform dailyfunctions
- Weight loss
- Progression of a disease process
- Increased falls
- Increased weakness or drowsiness
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Difficulty swallowing or decreased food or drink
If your answer is yes to these simple but critical questions, then you or your loved one should begin to consider the benefits that a high-quality hospice care can provide. Hospice can help manage the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and meet the needs of the family as they support their loved one through a terminal illness.
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