Is Hospice the Answer?

Many of these families are facing a serious, life-limiting illness for the first time. This can be overwhelming for both the patient and the entire family — especially if you don't know where to turn for answers and support.

If you're not sure what options are right for you and your family, this brief questionnaire can help.

Have you or your loved one:

  • Been hospitalized or gone to the emergency room several times in the past six months?
  • Been making more frequent phone calls to your physicians?
  • Started taking medication to lessen physical pain?
  • Started spending most of the day in a chair or bed?
  • Fallen several times over the past six months?
  • Started needing help from others with:
    • Bathing
    • Dressing
    • Eating
    • Getting out of bed
    • Walking
  • Started feeling weaker or more tired?
  • Experienced weight loss making clothes noticeably looser?
  • Noticed a shortness of breath, even while resting?
  • Been told by a doctor that life expectancy is limited?

If any of these apply, there's a good chance that hospice care is the right answer for you and your loved ones.

If hospice isn’t the answer at this time, that doesn’t mean you don't have other options and resources available to you. To find out if you or your loved one may benefit from home health care, please contact us at 715-831-0100.

Listen to hospice and palliative care providers describe how and when patients and families make decisions about finding comfort and care when faced with a difficult health diagnosis and end-of-life care.