Placing a loved one in hospice care is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. You and your family are already experiencing so much sadness, stress, and other emotional and financial pain. You’ll want the transition to hospice services to be as smooth and painless as possible to prevent any further strain on your loved one and the rest of your family members.
Naturally, there is a lot of thought and care that needs to be put into the decision for hospice services. Throughout the entire process, it’s crucial that you never forget the wishes of your dying loved one.
If they can’t vocalize their needs or wants, you will have to exercise your best judgment to determine the best plan of care for them. Remember what they enjoyed and what values they held dear. All of these factors are very important when choosing end-of-life care for your loved one. You want them to be as comfortable and peaceful as possible.
You will also have a lot of legalities to sort through as your loved one transitions into hospice care. You will likely have to meet with the last will and testament attorney, or similar legal professional, to arrange your loved one’s final wishes.