How do I know if it's time for hospice?
Making the decision to use HospiceCare can be daunting, but, rest assured, calling hospice does not mean you are giving up on life. When providing comfort for someone with a life limiting illness or injury is the goal for patient care, we are here to assist you.
General Symptoms to watch for are:
Decline in overall physical/mental status
Weight loss in the last six months
Frequent hospitalizations or ER visits
Repeat infections (pneumonia, bronchitis, UTI’s)
Profound weakness or fatigue
Shortness of breath or chest pain at rest
History of cardiac arrest
Continuous use of oxygen
Uncontrolled pain or vomiting
Requires assistance with most activities of daily living - i.e. bathing, eating