At WV Caring, we believe contacting a hospice and palliative care provider for end-of-life services earlier rather than later is important. Starting care earlier can help patients provide the necessary medical care and manage the symptoms, emotional and spiritual needs throughout the life-limiting illness. Families and caregivers receive direct support by providing practical assistance, caregiver education, as well as provide essential understanding of their loved one’s wishes during what may be a stressful time. All of this to help the patient have the best quality of life for as long as possible.
Often, we are asked, “when is it time to contact WV Caring for end-of-life care services?” The simple answer is: any time someone is diagnosed with a serious illness or disease. It’s never too early to look at and understand hospice or palliative care options.
Learn more about the signs that a patient needs hospice or palliative care, what WV Caring can do to help and if you haven’t already–how to start the end-of-life care conversation.