When can I start hospice?

Hospice care begins when you choose to begin.

You – with your physician and family – decide when hospice care begins. Hospice care ease not just final days, but final months.

Many people are surprised to learn that hospice care can begin months before the end of life. In fact, oftentimes we hear from patients and families (once they are receiving hospice care) that they wished they had started hospice sooner.

Hospice Care provided over months, rather than weeks or days, is most effective to address symptoms including physical pain, emotional pain, and practical issues. This ensures the patient, and their family, receive the maximum benefits, and that all their wishes and needs are fully addressed.

For more information, simply call a VNA Health Hospice Care Manager anytime at 805.965.5555.