It is important to start hospice care before a crisis arises. By doing so, patients and their families can take advantage of all the support and services offered before they become too overwhelmed or exhausted. Additionally, starting hospice earlier allows for more time for difficult conversations and planning, such as identifying end-of-life wishes and making funeral arrangements. Research shows that starting hospice earlier can also result in better pain control and improved patient satisfaction.
Don’t wait until it is too late – talk to your physician about the benefits of starting hospice care early on.