Many people are unaware of the benefits of hospice and find themselves in the midst of a health care crisis before seeking information about available care options.
Soreo Hospice & Palliative Care recognizes it can be difficult and confusing to know when to request a hospice evaluation so we have provided the following list of symptoms that typically indicate the appropriateness of hospice care:
- Unintentional weight loss, decreased appetite, and/or difficulty eating
- Excessive sleeping throughout the day
- Multiple visits to the hospital or emergency room within the past 6 months
- Excessive swelling of the legs and ankles that remains after propping them up
- Difficulty breathing even when at rest
- Overall weakness; difficulty with bathing, dressing, walking, getting out of bed
- Unexplained or frequent falls
- Unmanaged or poorly managed pain, restlessness, and/or nausea
- Voluntary termination of aggressive medical intervention
- The treating physician says there isn’t anything else that can be done to promote recovery
A referral from a doctor is necessary to receive hospice care, but anyone can call Soreo to talk with our healthcare professionals about concerns, questions, and the benefits of hospice care. Upon request, we will discuss eligibility and coordinate care with the primary treating physician.
Choosing hospice care doesn’t mean giving up hope or giving into death. Choosing hospice care means choosing to focus on spending what precious time remains on the things that are most important to you.
Soreo Hospice & Palliative Care is dedicated to relieving the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual pain associated with a life-limiting illness so that patients and their loved ones can spend the precious time remaining concentrating on things that are important to them.