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First Time Visitors

First Time Visitors

To nurses

What do I do now? You may hear this from a patient, neighbor, or friend who has just received a life-limiting diagnosis. They may seek your advice to help make appropriate choices about end-of-life care.

As part of our ongoing educational program to expand understanding of hospice care in your community, we will be encouraging them to ask you these questions.

  • Have you come in contact with others facing this illness?
  • What can we expect as the disease progresses?
  • Will there be pain?
  • Will there be lack of control for basic bodily functions?
  • What can be expected as life comes to a close?
  • Where's the best place to get help for my family?
  • How difficult is caring for a loved one at home?
  • What do you know about hospice care?
  • Which local hospice providers do your recommend, and why?
  • Does accepting hospice care mean we are giving up?

Questions to ask: top of the page
Hospice care is about quality of life
Team approach to hospice care
How to make a hospice referral
Frequently Asked Questions
First Time Visitors