Taking Advantage of Hospice Services

The best time to learn about hospice services is before it is needed.  At any time during a life-threatening illness, it is appropriate to discuss all the patient's options, including hospice.

 

For information on hospice care review this website, call EZ Comfort Hospice Care at 805-422-8587 or send an email to info@ezcomforthospicecare.com

 

A referral to hospice is appropriate when:

  • A patient has a terminal illness and a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
  • Comfort care and symptom management become the primary focus.
  • Curative treatment is no longer the patient's decision or option.

 

Hospice services are available to patients without regard to disease, color, creed, national origin, age, sex or ability to pay.

 

To make a referral to EZ Comfort Hospice Care call 805-422-8587.

 

Referrals to hospice can be made by anyone, including but not limited to:

  • Physicians
  • Discharge Planners
  • Social Workers
  • Patients
  • Family Members
  • Nursing Homes
  • Friends
  • Clergy

Too often, referrals for hospice care are not made until the patient has uncontrolled symptoms or is near death.  Although hospice care can do much to assist and provide care at this time, the patient and family can benefit much more from hospice services if referred earlier.

 

Many symptoms (i.e. pain) can be anticipated and prevented from becoming severe.  Symptoms that might otherwise require a hospitalization or an emergency room visit can be successfully managed by the hospice care team in the patient's residence.  The patient's and family's quality of life can be greatly enhanced by early intervention.

 

Call EZ Comfort Hospice Care at 805-422-8587 or email info@ezcomforthospicecare.com to schedule an individual presentation or a program for your group or facility.

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