If you are considering hospice for yourself, we can help.
Hospice provides patients with the support they need to effectively manage pain and enhance quality of life in its final stages. This includes the combined efforts of an interdisciplinary team (including doctors, nurses, social services, spiritual, and bereavement specialists). Together, our team will partner with you to create a customized and sensible plan of care. We will also provide support to your Primary Caregiver and to family to manage end of life planning and help manage grief.
If you are currently experiencing any of the following, it might be time to start a conversation about hospice:
- Weight loss
- Increase in ER visits
- Increase in hospitalizations
- Multiple co-morbidities (i.e. dementia, diabetes, cancer, CHF, COPD, liver disease, HIV/AIDS, or CVA)
- Loss of function/physical decline
- Dependence in most activities of daily living
- Patient/Family chooses comfort care
Hospice is about quality of life and does not seek to shorten or extend life. In hospice, we focus on making sure that you are comfortable, and that those around you (caregivers and family) have the support they need before, during, and after your transition.