Is it time for hospice?

Most hospice patients and families don’t know they can qualify and receive hospice care before the final weeks or days of the loved one’s passing. Pinnacle Palliative Hospice Care is a specialized care improving the quality of life through symptom and pain management, emotional support and spiritual support for the patient and family.

There can be several indicators when it is time for hospice care:

The patient is visiting the hospital frequently for complications due to a disease

Increased contact with your physician’s office

Increased pain even though you are currently taking your pain medication

Significant weight loss

Labored breathing and shortness of breath

Needing assistance with daily activities and spending much of the day confined to a chair or bed because of frequent falls and unable to stand

Would like to focus on a quality of life with comfort opposed to seeking a cure for the disease