When is it time for Hospice?

Sooner rather than later.

Choosing to begin hospice care is often a difficult decision to make because it means there is a limited life expectancy. But hospice can actually be a tremendous blessing because it provides so much support and comfort. Families often tell us they wish they had started hospice sooner.

If you are unsure whether it is time for hospice, our medical team is available to answer any questions for you. The following are some of the reasons that may make a person appropriate for hospice.

Ask yourself if you or a loved one…

Have been told by a doctor that there is a life limiting illness.

Are receiving life-prolonging treatment that is no longer helpful.

Are tired of continuing life-prolonging treatments for the illness.

Are slowly losing weight without trying.

Are unable to care for basic needs independently, such as feeding, bathing, dressing, walking, or going to the bathroom.

Have been to the hospital over and over again in the last few months.

Are spending most of the day in a bed or chair.

Have fallen several times in the last few months.

Have difficulty breathing even while resting.

If you checked any of these boxes, call Angela Hospice at 734.464.7810 for information, or tell your doctor you’d like to consider Angela Hospice care. When experiencing a terminal illness, the sooner a person elects hospice care, the more they will benefit from these services. Almost all insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, pay for home hospice costs.