At any time during a life-limiting illness, it is appropriate to discuss all of a patient's care options, including hospice. The decision belongs to the patient in consultation with his/her physician. Understandably, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of stopping an all-out effort to overcome a disease even if incurable. St. Anthony's hospice staff and members are highly sensitive to these concerns and are always available to discuss them with the patient, family and physician.
Here are some common signs that it is time to consider hospice:
If you have any questions or would like more information on St. Anthony's Hospice and/or the de Greeff Hospice House, please contact us at 314-525-7360.