find peace and meaning in each moment, enrich your relationships with family and friends, experience this stage of life in a way that honors who you are and what’s important to you and realize your end-of-life wishes with dignity and compassion.
Call Blue Ridge Hospice when you, your family, or friends recognize that you are in constant pain or feel the pain is out of control, are concerned that your health is declining, are experiencing an urgent need to call the doctor more frequently, are beginning to question whether treatments to fight the disease are working at all, have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal illness and choose comfort and/or quality of life as your primary focus of care.
Remember the sooner you contact us, the more we can help.
Advance care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones.
If you are in an accident or have an illness that leaves you unable to talk about your wishes, who will speak for you? You can tell your family, friends and healthcare providers what your wishes and personal beliefs are about continuing or withdrawing medical treatments at the end of life. Advance care planning includes:
Decisions about end-of-life care are deeply personal, and are based on your values and beliefs. Because it is impossible to foresee every type of circumstance or illness, it is essential to think in general about what is important to you. Conversations that focus on your wishes and beliefs will relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want.