Managing Terminal Illness
My mother is in the terminal stages of cancer. When is the appropriate time to begin discussing hospice care with her?
Facing a life-limiting illness is a difficult challenge for both patient and family. Davis Place offers the care and support of a skilled, compassionate team of healthcare professionals who can help guide you through the process and bring a much-needed sense of comfort and peace. Should you or your loved one choose hospice care, please ask about our newly renovated private hospice suites.
There are a variety of factors to take into account when considering hospice. It might be time for hospice if the following apply to your mother's condition:
•Frequent hospitalizations in the past six months
•Repeat or multiple infections
•Increased or uncontrollable uncontrolled/poorly controlled pain
•Unplanned or continued weight loss
•Progressive decline in health despite undergoing treatments
•Life expectancy of six months or less