When to Call Hospice of Southern Illinois
It’s very important to explain when to call Hospice of Southern Illinois. Calling hospice to learn about the programs and services we provide as individuals’ health declines can provide education and a possible plan for comfort and peace as the end-of-life nears. The time to learn about hospice services is before individuals think it is needed, because often times, individuals could have been benefitting from services for quite some time.
We plan for so many journeys in our life, why not plan better for the end-of-life journey? There may be unknowns and fears that lie ahead when individuals are not able to speak for themselves, no longer seek curative treatment, or comfort care becomes a primary focus. Hospice services are a special healthcare option for end-of-life care focusing on quality of life and comfort care. Hospice of Southern Illinois provides specialized care services (patient care including symptom management, emotional support, and spiritual support), addressing issues most important to the patient’s needs and wants, focusing on improving the individual’s quality of life. Additionally, we support the family’s journey too by offering resources, assistance with future planning, education on what to expect in the final months to days, and bereavement services after the loss of a loved one. If you or someone you know is faced with any of the following scenarios, call for a discussion. Here are a few examples of when to call Hospice of Southern Illinois:
- Healthcare options become limited
- Caregivers are fatigued
- Individuals’ health and disease prognosis are declining at a steady pace
- Uncertainty who to turn to or talk to next
- Assistance navigating constant hospitalizations
- Treatments are becoming too aggressive
- When physical symptoms are becoming unmanageable
- A physician says there are no more treatment options
- An individual is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness
- Someone says to call hospice just to see how hospice can help
When an informational is provided or an evaluation is completed, individuals can decide if hospice is the right choice for them. Hospice is an option and service with comfort front of mind. We are here for additional support, when the time comes. Ask how hospice can help speak with a nurse or social worker today, 618-235-1703 or 618-997-3030. Not ready for a call, access free resources today, www.hospice.org/community/.