When Do You Call Hospice?

Having symptoms below means you may be eligible for hospice services:

• Diagnosis of a terminal illness/prognosis of 6 months or less
• Frequent visits to the hospital/ER/physician’s office
• Increased pain, breathing distress, nausea, constipation
• Unintentional weight loss/decreased appetite
• Frequent falls
• Increased assistance with ADL’s
• Altered mental status
• Multiple infections/recurrent or intractable
• Decline in clinical status as documented by a physician

Preferred Care Hospice is locally owned and proud to serve Muscogee, Harris and Chattahoochee Counties

Preferred Care Hospice accepts patients regardless of ability to pay, age, race, color, natural origin, religion, sex, disability, or any other categories protected by law.

If you have concerns about your loved one or are interested in learning more about what Preferred Care Hospice can offer, please contact us to discuss personalized care plans for your family.

What is Hospice?

Do you know when to call hospice? Or what the term hospice truly means? Hospice care is a philosophy of recognizing the final stage of life. At Preferred Care Hospice, our goal is to enable you to live in your own home comfortably, together with your family. We help alleviate symptoms to allow quality and dignity of life.

Hospice care does not mean giving up hope. It is an opportunity to provide dignity during a challenging time for both the patient and family. Preferred Care Hospice works to provide comfort and promote an opportunity to bond emotionally and spiritually with the patient.

Hospice is not a place but a concept of care. This care allows you to be together with your family in the comfort of your own home.