When should I consider hospice for myself or someone I care for?
"It is an unfortunate reality that at some point we all face the inevitability and hardships associated with the end of our lives, "To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck that which is planted;" Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.
Evidence of aging
- Significant shortness of breath requiring the use of oxygen.
- Significant weakness and fatigue requiring assistance with many daily task.
- Significant mental and/or physical disability.
- Loss of appetite and/or ability to eat - with weight loss.
- Frequent trips to the doctor and/or emergency room.
- Significant difficulty with performing self-care needs.
*The list above is a generalization of signs. Hospice accepts patients with a
variaty of diseases and contitions.
It is never to early to call for a consultation and assessment, which is at no cost to you, regardless of your
current appropriateness for hospice. Visits are scheduled at your convenience in your home or our office.