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.
“We would highly recommend the Delaware Hospice Center to others in similar situations.”
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