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

Cesar Pavese