Identifying the Need for End of Life Care

  • There isn’t a single specific point in an illness when end of life care begins.
  • The focus will shift from attempts at curing their condition, to that of making them feel as comfortable as possible.
  • Be informed as to the right time to call for further support from home care providers, a hospice or respite provider, or various nursing services.

General Support Needs

The suggestions provided below are indicative needs only.  Please consult your doctor and/or palliative care specialists for more specific support needs depending on the person’s underlying condition/stage: Practical care and assistance. They may no longer be able to talk, sit, walk, eat, or…

How to Identify the Need for End of Life Care

There isn’t a single specific point in an illness when end of life care begins, as it very much depends on each individual and the illness they are suffering. With most terminal illnesses, the person’s doctor will most likely provide you with information…