When Is It Time For Hospice
Most of the patient’s families are reluctant to turn over their loved ones for hospice care. And we understand how it feels, for we all know that at this stage will be the last journey we will ever have with them. As time goes by, we remember how we have come so far in this life with them. But acceptance is the greatest thing a person can do for his loved one. Here in HealthNow healthcare, we make sure to give you the great things the patients deserve in facing his last journey. We want to be part of that transition and be committed to our work.
the right time to call for hospice
We want to ensure that we will improve our patient’s life by managing pain and other symptoms of their illness. We also here for their family who stand as their primary caregiver by providing guidance and support in these hard times. To know when is the right time, we have listed below the symptoms for them:
- Gradual weight loss
- Low fluid and food intake
- General weakness
- Respiratory problems or dyspnea
In order to be admitted to hospice care, a physician must certify the terminal illness of the patient whether he or she has only 6 months or fewer to live. The patient can continue to receive hospice care if they have extended the 6 months time frame as long as the physician certified it. And they may discontinue it once the health of the patient improves.
Here in HealthNow, we strive to give the great service and compassion the patients deserved. We can assure that we treat the patients not just as customers but as part of our family. We live by our name and reputation as one of the most reputable agencies in the entire Bay area. We cover major cities in the Bay area. You can see our company fleet vehicles heading to patient homes and hospitals in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Corte Madera, and other fine cities throughout the Bay Area.
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