When is it 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.