We understand that you may have questions during this process, and we are here to help. Below are several frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers that may be helpful. If you would like to speak to someone from our hospice team, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 888-325-8383.
Hospice is a kind of care that offers comfort and support to people facing life-limiting illnesses. Hospice care is focused on relieving pain and managing troublesome symptoms along with providing emotional and spiritual support for the patient and his or her family. The goal of hospice care is to add to the patient’s quality of life.
No. There are many choices in hospice service providers. That’s why it’s important to ask questions and feel comfortable about your decision when choosing a hospice provider.
Hospice services are available to patients with cancer, but services are also available to any patient with a life-limiting diagnosis and a life expectancy of six months or less. Hospice patients may have organ failure, Alzheimer’s Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, renal disease, pulmonary issues, advanced dementia or other diagnoses.
The best time to call hospice services is when a life-limiting diagnosis is first given. The sooner hospice can be involved, the sooner services can begin, and this adds to the patient’s comfort, symptom management and quality of life.
Yes. In fact, hospice care can be given in a patient’s private residence, in an assisted living facility, a skilled nursing unit or a hospital. A patient can receive services wherever he or she lives.
No. If you want to keep your physician, he or she can work with the hospice team and follow your care along the way.
Hospice Location and Facility Partners
At Coastal Hospice we are made up of multiple teams and locations. Each of these teams works closely with the patient, the patient’s loved ones, and if the patient resides in a facility, the facility as well. After caring for many patients at each of these locations, we have partnered with facilities that uphold our standards of excellence in patient care.