HOSPICE WACO

How Do You Know When It Is Time for Hospice Waco?

Death is a hard part of life. No one wants to lose someone they care for. However, if your loved one is nearing the end of their life, you may be looking at hospice Killeen. Hospice Waco helps to ensure that your loved one is comfortable as they transition from life to death. One of the biggest decisions that you as a family have to make is deciding when it is time for hospice. Talking to your loved one's doctor is a great first step, but here are a few of the other signs that it may be time.


As a general rule of thumb, hospice is for people who have a life expectancy of six months or less. These are people who may no longer be responding to treatment, have decided to stop treatment, or have no treatment options available. Many people in hospice have been in pain, and want the pain to end. They may have made multiple trips to the hospital, emergency room, or urgent care for pain relief. If your loved one is nearing the end of their life and their quality of life has drastically declined, hospice care can help to ensure they are comfortable, giving them the best quality of life in their final weeks or months.


If you are looking for in-home hospice Killeen, or hospice Waco, Gentle Transitions Hospice is here to help your loved one and your entire family. We know that deciding to get hospice care for a loved one is hard, but it helps to ensure that your loved one is comfortable and out of pain. Reach out to us today to learn more about our hospice services or to get started.