For those patients with advanced illnesses, once a statement of prognosis is made, Delaware Hospice is available to come to a physician practice, hospital or other care facility and discuss the benefits of Delaware Hospice care and support services.

“…the time I spent with him was precious and I got to know him all over again with these (hospice) visits, but I couldn't have done it without these special people in my life and his. Delaware Hospice is such a wonderful organization and I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for my family and my Father.”
— Lorraine S., Carlisle, PA

End-of-life care conversations with patients and/or caregivers may be appropriate if the following has occurred:

  • Uncontrolled pain requiring assessment, medication adjustment or skilled nursing care
  • A change in the intensity of symptoms requiring nursing intervention
  • Respiratory distress
  • The need for a higher level of medical attention or family support
  • A need for further education to provide care for a loved one at home

To learn more or to schedule a discussion about end-of-life care options with a patient or family call 800-838-9800.

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