Is Hospice Your Answer?
You may have questions about hospice and we are to answer them. But first, take a minute to fill out the questionnaire below to help us. Your response could help you decide whether hospice is the right choice for you or a loved one.
Has the person you are concerned about:
Been hospitalized or been to the ER several times in the past six months?
Making more frequent phone calls to physicians?
Started taking medication to lessen physical pain?
Started spending most of the day in a chair or bed?
Fallen several times during the past six months?
Started needing from others with any following: Bathing, Dressing, Eating, Cooking, Getting Out of Bed, and/or Walking?
Started feeling weaker or more tired?
Experienced weight loss so that clothes are noticeably looser?
Noticed a shortness of breath, even while resting?
Were told by a doctor that life expectancy is limited?
If you answered YES to four or more of these questions, it may be time to think about hospice. Anyone with a life-limiting illness may be eligible for services that bring comfort, support and relief to the patient and their families.