The time to begin thinking about hospice care is at any time during a life-limiting illness. The sooner the hospice team begins, the greater the quality of life for the patient and families.
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One of the first things we will do is contact the patient’s doctor to make sure they agree that hospice care is appropriate for this patient. The patient will also be asked to sign consent and insurance forms (similar to when you enter a hospital.) Then the Home Hospice team will prepare an individualized care plan, including the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.