Hospice Is Not Only for Final Days of Life
By Kim Livesay
Many families say their biggest regret is not calling Hospice of the Bluegrass sooner.
If you know someone who is seriously ill and could benefit from hospice care, it’s important to get that care as early as possible.
Hospice is for last weeks and months of life, not just days or hours.
Our Hospice team will work with your loved one to provide comfort and care so that your family can have more quality time together.
Good pain management can help patients live longer and better.
Hospice of the Bluegrass receives referrals from many sources: patients themselves, their family or friends, other health-care providers such as physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health and other providers.
Once Hospice receives a referral, we contact the patient’s personal physician to ensure that the patient is eligible for admission.
We then contact the patient and/or family/caregiver to set up a time to meet with them, explain our services and develop a plan of care specific to the individual needs of each patient/family.
Hospice is hope for families who want to live and create loving memories. Get informed before you need to be.
Call Hospice today at (855) 492-0812 or visit www.hospicebg.org.