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Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center FAQ

About Hospice and What it Provides
Whenever possible, hospice enables people with terminal or life limiting illness to make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their life. The feeling of being in control restores dignity and improves the spirit, so individuals can make the most of each day. Anyone can make a referral by calling Community Hospice 24 hours a day.

Q. How does a person obtain Hospice services?
A. A person who wishes to obtain hospice for themselves or a family member should contact their physician or contact Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center directly at 334-774-1380 or toll free at 1-800-689-4156.

Q. Can a patient in the hospital or Nursing Home receive Hospice care?
A. Yes, the same services provided to our at-home patients are provided to those patients in the hospital or Nursing Home.

Q. Must I stay home all the time as a Hospice patient?
A. No, we encourage you to remain as active as possible.

Q. How do I cope at home as a long-term caregiver?
A. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the Hospice team to provide quality care and support for the patient as well as for you, the caregiver.

Q. Doesn't hospice mean giving up hope?
A. Whenever possible, hospice enables people with terminal or life limiting illness to make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their life. The feeling of being in control restores dignity and improves the spirit, so individuals can make the most of each day. Anyone can make a referral by calling Community Hospice 24 hours a day.

Q. Isn't hospice just for cancer patients?
A. Whenever possible, hospice enables people with terminal or life limiting illness to make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their life. The feeling of being in control restores dignity and improves the spirit, so individuals can make the most of each day. Anyone can make a referral by calling Community Hospice 24 hours a day.

Q. What is the goal?
A. Whenever possible, hospice enables people with terminal or life limiting illness to make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their life. The feeling of being in control restores dignity and improves the spirit, so individuals can make the most of each day. Anyone can make a referral by calling Community Hospice 24 hours a day.

Q. Do you have to be home bound?
A. Whenever possible, hospice enables people with terminal or life limiting illness to make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their life. The feeling of being in control restores dignity and improves the spirit, so individuals can make the most of each day. Anyone can make a referral by calling Community Hospice 24 hours a day.

Q. What happens if a hospice nurse is needed at night or on the weekend?
A. Whenever possible, hospice enables people with terminal or life limiting illness to make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their life. The feeling of being in control restores dignity and improves the spirit, so individuals can make the most of each day. Anyone can make a referral by calling Community Hospice 24 hours a day.

Q. What happens if the patient's condition improves?
A. Whenever possible, hospice enables people with terminal or life limiting illness to make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their life. The feeling of being in control restores dignity and improves the spirit, so individuals can make the most of each day. Anyone can make a referral by calling Community Hospice 24 hours a day.


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