Discussing hospice care can take place anytime. Due to the slow progression of many diseases, it can be difficult for family members to determine when a patient is eligible for hospice care.
Most people say they wish they had called Hospice El Paso sooner. Waiting until the final days or weeks of a patient’s life often means missing out on the full benefit of hospice care including months of care, support and companionship. Starting the hospice conversation early provides time to allow all questions to be answered and a plan to be put in place before a crisis occurs.
The Hospice El Paso Admissions Nurse and Counselor are available to provide information and assess the patient at any location called “home” to determine whether hospice criteria is met and hospice care can begin. The Admissions team always ensures patients and families can meet at the time and place most convenient for them to further discuss the hospice benefit.