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Hospice is an approach to end-of-life care that addresses the needs of the terminally ill and their family. Hospice considers the whole person — the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social — as it seeks to ease suffering, protect dignity, and respect the choices of the dying.

Remember, you don’t have to wait until the last minute to call hospice. Hospice eligibility starts with a life expectancy of six months. You may not need a lot of help at the beginning, but as your needs progress, so will our services. The earlier you get in touch, the sooner you can get support for the challenges ahead. We will be with you every step of the way, we will cater to your needs and provide care that will fit your lifestyle.

A phone call to·Hospice of St. Clare, Inc.·is all that is needed to get started. We can answer questions, help determine whether hospice care is appropriate for you or your loved one, and assist you in informing your doctor if you haven’t already begun talking about hospice.

Hospice of St. Clare, Inc.·can schedule an informational interview for you and your family and friends to explain how hospice can fir your needs. This can take place at home, in the hospital, in the hospice office, or in another convenient location. A nurse or social worker will meet with you and your family immediately or whenever you so please.

If you or someone you care about is dealing with a serious illness and needs attention, it’s important to talk with your physician about whether hospice is an appropriate option. A referral from a doctor is necessary to be admitted into hospice care, but anyone—a patient, a family member, a caregiver, or a friend—can make an inquiry about hospice care