Is it Time?

Now?

People seek medical specialists to guide them through treatment for illnesses because they want the best care available. This is the best way to think of hospice – a team of specialists with experience and time-tested expertise devoted to compassionate, professional end-of-life care.

The following are general guidelines that can assist you and your physician as you seek to determine when is it time for hospice:

  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Deteriorating mental abilities
  • Recurrent infections
  • Disease-specific declines
  • Decrease in functional ability

Those who suffer with common life-limiting illnesses including but not limited to the ones in the following list also benefit from hospice care:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological disease
  • Renal disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Stroke or coma

 

Hospice – Affirms life, but never denies death. Recognizes dying as a normal process of life. Honors wishes. Offers choices. Brings commitment and compassion. Strengthens families. Is about faith, hope and caring.

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”

Cesar Pavese

“People die, but love does not die.
It is recycled from one heart,
from one life, to another.”

Harold S. Kushner