The Right Time For Hospice

The Right Time For Hospice

Is Hospice Right For You?

Consider the benefits of hospice and start the conversation with your physician.

Near the end of life, when the important things like family and faith come into focus, you can trust that Carilion Clinic Hospice will support you and those close to you. Our experienced and compassionate staff is here to provide comfort care, to meet the needs of your entire family, and to help make this special time the best it can be.

If you have an advanced illness and want comfort and quality of life to be the focus of care, hospice may be right for you. Use this guide to start the conversation with your physician about the benefits of hospice.

Check if you have been:

Making frequent phone calls or visits to your doctors
Wishing medical care could come to where you live
Admitted to a hospital or emergency room two or more times in the past three months
Told that you have end stage or terminal illness
Having uncontrolled pain
Eating less and have weight loss
Had an infection in the last three months
Experiencing shortness of breath most of the time
Spending most of the day in a bed, chair, or sofa

Needing more help for:

Bathing
Dressing
Eating
Toileting
Walking

If you have checked four or more of these statements, please take speak with your doctor to start the conversation about hospice. You may also call 800-964-9300 to talk with a hospice professional about your questions.

If you have checked three or fewer statements and if you would like to learn more about the hospice benefit, please call 800-964-9300 to speak with a Carilion Clinic Hospice representative, or fill out this form and we will be happy to contact you.