Hospice is a choice for individuals with a life-limiting illness when comfort and quality of life is the goal, not curative treatment.
Questions To Ask Your Physician:
Be proactive and have a candid conversation
Patients with a life-threatening illness, or their caregivers, should determine
if the treatment plan being presented by their healthcare provider will interfere with the patient’s goals and values.
Questions may include:
How far has the disease progressed?
What is the prognosis?
What are all the treatment options available?
What is the probability the treatment will be a success?
What is the impact of the treatment on the patient and caregiver?
What is the impact on quality of life during treatment? After treatment?
How can I avoid or relieve my symptoms?
How can I relieve pain?
What care options are available that focus on comfort?
Ultimately, healthcare decisions are personal. Consideration must be given to what is gained by treatment and at what cost.
If you feel that hospice care might be appropriate for you or someone you love, fill out the form below or call 480.566.5997, for a free confidential consultation. A physician order is not required for this initial consultation.