Wednesday Workshop – 3 Signs That Indicate Your Loved One is Ready for Hospice
Hello and welcome to our Wednesday Workshop. Whether your loved one has cancer, Parkinson’s, heart disease or dementia, whether they’re young–or old–it’s hard to let go. Even when you know they’re suffering and you want them at peace, it’s hard to let go.
Here are three signs that indicate your loved one is ready for Hospice:
- The disease has progressed to the point that there’s no cure, and you’ve (and your loved one) has decided to manage the pain and be comfortable and not actively seek to treat the disease.
- You and your loved one chooses to forego any further testing of hospitalizations–by this choice, you allow the dying process to happen naturally. Body functions/organs may begin to diminish.
- You’re ready to begin to let go, say good-bye and follow the oath of hospice, which is to “neither hinder, not hasten death.”
When is the right time to ask about hospice?
Now is the best time to learn more about hospice care and ask questions about what to expect. Although end-of-life care may be difficult to discuss, it is best for loved ones and family members to share their wishes long before it becomes a concern. This can greatly reduce stress when the time for hospice becomes apparent.
To learn more or to speak with us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center
Feel free to call us at (561) 588-4545 or email us below. Thanks for watching today’s Wednesday Workshop and we’ll see you again next week!