Signs That it Might be Time for Hospice

Consider these common signs:

  • Increased hospitalizations or ER visits
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Change in comprehension (confusion, disorientation)
  • More needed assistance with activities of daily living, e.g. personal care
  • Increased incontinence, edema (swelling), weakness and/or shortness of breath
  • Falls causing injury
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Taking nine or more daily medications
  • Increased number of infections or wounds

If you have noticed one or more of the above within the past year make a referral for a complimentary hospice consultation.

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