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What Is Hospice?

What Is Hospice? 2018-02-09T12:49:28+00:00

Hospice care is designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life limiting illness can no longer be treated or no longer responds to a curative treatment. Hospice does not prolong life or hasten death, but focuses instead on quality of life while patients are going through their end of life journey. The goal of Unity Hospice is to provide support, comfort and guidance. With the input of your physician and loved ones, you decide when hospice is right for you. Hospice is covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit at 100% with no out-of-pocket expense. Most private insurance plans also cover hospice.

When To Consider Hospice

No one should ever have to consider hospice care alone. Although hospice care is a difficult subject to bring up, it is an appropriate and healthy discussion to have and it is never too early. It is better to know your options and make an informed decision before your condition becomes serious.

Have you or a loved one…

Been hospitalized or gone to the ER several times in the past 6 months?
Been making more frequent phone calls to your physicians?
Taking medication to lessen physical pain?
Started spending most of the day in a chair or bed?
Fallen several times over the past 6 months?
Started needing help with one or more of the following?
(bathing, eating, dressing, getting out of bed, walking)
Feeling weaker or more tired?
Experienced weight loss making clothes noticeably looser?
Shortness of breath, even while resting?
Been told by a doctor that life expectancy is limited?

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“Thank you so much for your loving care of our mother in her last days.  You gave our family such wonderful support and we will never forget you.”

THE DIAZ FAMILY

“Our family cannot thank you enough for the wonderful care and support that Unity provided to us during a difficult time. We can’t recommend you enough.”

SUSAN, CHANDLER