When is it Time for Hospice?

“I wish I had chosen hospice care sooner” is a common sentiment expressed by hospice patients, their families, caregivers and even physicians and nurse practitioners who refer patients to VITAS. If you are asking yourself if it’s the right time to choose hospice care, the answer is likely yes.

A study found that those who receive specialized hospice care early in the process of a life-limiting illness often improve temporarily, able to experience the benefits of pain relief, symptom management and comfort care to ease anxiety, depression and fatigue.