It’s Time for Hospice When…

It's Time For Hospice When...

“I used to think hospice was about quitting and giving up, and now I realize it’s about hope.”

- A patient’s wife

Hospice of the Piedmont celebrates quality–not quantity–of life.

Our experienced medical and support teams help terminally ill patients manage their pain and symptoms, focusing on compassionate comfort instead of cure. Our patients are people like you who have only weeks or months to live, with illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, end-stage kidney disease, end-stage liver disease, HIV/AIDS, ALS and other end-stage neurodegenerative diseases, and end-stage heart and lung disease.

You Know It’s Time for Hospice When...

You are often in the hospital, the ER, or seeing your personal doctor.

You aren’t as interested in eating as you used to be.

You are in pain or experiencing discomfort.

You need help with daily activities such as bathing and dressing.

You spend more and more time in bed.

The people who love you are overwhelmed and weary from providing care.

While not every patient qualifies for hospice care, please call us today to discuss potential eligibility with a skilled hospice admission nurse. We’ll answer any questions you may have.

We are dedicated to getting patients who need us into hospice care sooner, so you can be comfortable and enjoy as much meaningful time with your loved ones as possible. Most patients and families receive hospice only in the last week of life, when actually they could receive our warm and compassionate comfort care for many weeks, months, or longer. And we are there for your loved ones too, giving everyone on your journey a safe and caring place to grieve, thanks to our high-quality, ongoing grief support programs.

Best of all, our hospice and grief support services are available to patients and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.

 

Is it time for hospice? Let us help.
Contact Hospice of the Piedmont now: 1-800-975-5501, 434-817-6900, or info@hopva.org.