Many families are facing a serious, life-limiting illness for the first time. This can be overwhelming for both the patient and the entire family, especially if you don't know where to turn for answers and support.
If you're not sure what options are right for you and your family, this brief questionnaire may help.
Have you or your loved one:
If any of these questions apply, hospice care may be worth exploring for you and your loved ones. If hospice isn’t the answer at this time, it doesn’t mean you don't have other options and resources available to you. Contact your health care team to discuss the best next step for you and your family.
Kathy Schmiedeskamp is director of Home Health and Hospice at Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin.