It is your right as a consumer to choose or deny hospice services. Choosing hospice, as well as choosing your hospice provider, are important decisions for your end-of-life care. It is important to find out about the services that each hospice offers. You have the right to specifically request services from Hospice of West Alabama (HOWA) and can communicate that wish to your physician.
Hospice care is a philosophy of care that accepts dying as a natural part of life. When death is inevitable, hospice seeks neither to hasten nor postpone it. Below is a list of questions you should consider when looking for a hospice program.
These are common questions for patients and loved ones facing life-threatening illnesses. Determining if a hospice is right for you may best be learned from interviewing different hospices and talking to those you trust who are familiar with hospice programs in your area.
To receive more information about hospice care, or to speak with a representative from Hospice of West Alabama, call us at (205) 523-0101 or toll-free at (877) 362-7522.
If you are not in Hospice of West Alabama’s seven-county service area, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s HelpLine (800) 568-8898 may help you find a hospice in your community. You may also visit their website at www.nhpco.org.