When is it time?
Compassionate hospice care in Roanoke, VA and Lynchburg, VA.
One of the most difficult decisions a family can make is calling hospice about end-of-life care. How do you know when it’s time?
Hospice is a life-affirming shift in focus from trying to cure a serious and advanced medical condition to comfort care that helps people live as well as they can for as long as they can.
Studies show that earlier hospice care can help patients live longer and have a better quality of life.
Hospice becomes a care option when:
- You have been told that your illness or disease has become life-limiting, there are no further treatment options and your prognosis is 6 months or less. With hospice care, the shifts from curing the illness to providing comfort and quality of life.
- You decided that you no longer want to continue treatment.
If you have any questions about whether the time is right for hospice, our admission staff is here with answers, guidance and support. Give us a call at 800-789-0586.