Many people are surprised to learn that hospice can support patients and families in many ways at the end of life. When a doctor agrees that a patient is in the final six months of life, if the illness runs its normal course, hospice care can begin. It may be time for hospice care if you notice these characteristics in your loved one:
- Loss of physical abilities
- Frequent hospitalization
- Daily activities such as grooming or eating become more difficult
- Physical problems in conjunction with the illness
- Weight loss and loss of appetite
If you’re wondering about the right time to begin hospice care, now is the time to call. Our helpful staff can answer your questions and help you better understand your options. Call 417-581-4YOU (4968) and let us share the many ways we can help.