Here are some terms that you may come across when considering hospice care.
Life Limiting Disease
An illness where the expectation of life is six months or less as determined by a physician.
Written instructions for your care, when you are no longer able to make decisions.
Power of Attorney
A legal document that designates a person to make decisions for you on your behalf.
Medical Power of Attorney
A legal document that designates a person to make medical decisions for you on your behalf.
Plan of Care
A team of medical and social professionals come together to determine the care of a patient in the last six months of life
Life Sustaining Treatments
Medication or medical treatment with the aim to cure or stop the natural progression of a terminal illness.