Where do you Start?

At any time, after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, it is appropriate to discuss care options with the patient’s doctor, including hospice.

The discussion becomes even more important if any of the following circumstances are present:

  • Patient is no longer responding as expected or anticipated to the treatments for the disease.
  • Patient is expressing concern that the burden of treatment is outweighing the benefits.
  • Patient is experiencing persistent difficulty with pain and symptom control.
  • Patient is despondent about his/her condition and quality of life, and it is unlikely to improve.

The focus of hospice relies on the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our loved ones will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. Hospice focuses on caring, not curing and, in most cases; care is provided in the person’s home.  Hospice care also is provided in freestanding hospice centers, hospitals, and nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness and covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs and other managed care organizations.

The best time to learn about hospice is before you need it.

Heritage Hospice provides care for those faced with a life-limiting illness or injury, when curative treatment is no longer a choice or option. We deliver compassionate hospice care in the patient’s home, our inpatient facility and in a home-like setting such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Our team of professionals provides expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to individual needs and wishes. Support is provided to loved ones  as well.

Contact us to learn more.