Is It Time for Hospice?

Families often wonder if the time is right for hospice care for their seriously ill loved ones.
Hospice discussion
While each person’s situation is different, here are a few indicators that it is time to consider hospice for your loved one:

    • Your loved one has a terminal illness and/or the illness is not responding to treatment

    • He or she has a life expectancy of six months or less

    • Pain and symptom relief are necessary

    • The family needs help and support with the care of the patient

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about hospice and the care that is provided.

If a family member has a terminal illness, it’s time to have conversations about their end-of-life wishes. Follow these links to learn how to have this conversation with your loved one and his or her doctor and health care providers.

Carroll Hospice is available to answer any questions you may have about hospice care. For more information, please call 410-871-8000.