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When it comes to end-of-life care, talking matters.

 Talk early and talk often. 

FOR THE PATIENT

  • Where would you prefer to spend your last days – in a hospital or at home?
  • Are you willing to live longer at the expense of living well?
  • What does living well mean to you?
  • Who will speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself?
  • What are your concerns regarding hospice care?
  • What part of your diagnosis concerns you the most?
  • Do you need help with bathing, dressing, eating, or other every day tasks?
  • Do you want to go back to the hospital if a crisis occurs, even if it can be managed at home?
  • How can Comfort Care Hospice help support you and your family?

FOR THE FAMILY

  • What is your greatest priority in caring for your loved one?
  • What do you consider living well for your loved one?
  • When is hospice an option?
  • What questions do you have about hospice care?
  • Have you discussed hospice with your loved one?
  • What is important for your loved one to know about your concerns regarding his/her care?
  • How can Comfort Care Hospice help support you and your family?

 

92% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important. 32% have actually done so. 

53% say they’d be relieved if a loved one started the conversation.

The Conversation Starter Project Kit

Comfort Care Hospice is available to help you and your family with end-of-life planning and advanced care directives.  Contact us at (877) 231-0321 for more information. 

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