There will never be a right way or time to say goodbye to a loved one. Many people either hold on to the possibility of recovery despite the odds or fail to come to terms with the life-ending illness. This is why considering hospice care can be tough.
There will never be the right words to say to someone who is about to pass away. This is why some people fail to address the fact that they have to bid farewell until it’s too late. This is where hospice care comes in.
Hospice care can never control the perfect timing or give you the right words to say to your passing loved one. It can however, prepare you both for that moment and let you cherish the remaining days comfortably.
When is The Right Time?
Here at Holding Hands Hospice, we are often asked for the right time to have their loved ones brought under hospice care. As per the general rule, a patient can be qualified if he/she has been diagnosed by physicians to have a life expectancy of six months and below, given the illness follows its natural course. If your loved one is not yet under that premise, the very fact that you are wondering about hospice care means that you still need to prepare and think about your options. Since time is of the essence when facing a terminal illness, the right time will always be as early as possible.
Below are other signs that you can watch out for:
- Various treatments and forms of medication have proven futile against the disease as it has been deemed already terminal and likely to be uncured.
- You and your loved one are now inclined to pain management and controlling of symptoms, foregoing hospitalization and further tests.
- You and your family are about to begin the process of letting go and setting affairs in order.
Learn more about how hospice care works and how it can help make your loved one’s remaining days as comfortable as possible. You can also call us today here at Holding Hands Hospice and our representatives would be happy to talk to you and help you develop a plan for your loved one here in the Dallas, Garland, Mesquite area.