If you're thinking about hospice, it's time to call us!

How many times have you said to yourself, I wish I did that sooner? Maybe you wished you went back to school sooner, or moved to a new neighborhood or changed jobs. No matter what it was, it's always afterwards that you wished you 'd done it sooner.

At Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, we often hear our patients and families say, "I wish we called you sooner." The reason being is that we help make the most of the time you still have. Helping people adapt to change in their health status is possibly the most critical aspect of what we do for seriously ill patients. Because a life-threatening illness progresses at its own pace, each individual's experience is unique. Getting to know the person and his or her loved ones, recognizing when more care or a different kind of care is needed, knowing how to help the patient and family make the transition - this is what makes the difference between a calm environment and one filled with confusion for anyone experiencing a serious illness.

Our team of healthcare professionals helps families deal with serious illnesses by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs and by giving them all the support and practical help they need.

We realize calling hospice is a difficult decision. Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer "yes" to one or more of these questions, perhaps it's time to give us a call.

  • Does it seem that treatment is no longer helping?
  • Are you overwhelmed with the process of providing care?
  • Are family members having difficulty coping with the emotional impact of the illness?
  • Is there an increase in pain, nausea, shortness of breath and fatique?
  • Does the patient struggle more and more with activities like walking, eating, bathing, dressing or going to the bathroom?
  • Is the patient requiring frequent medical attention evident by repeated visits to the ER, frequent hospitalizations, doctor office visits, and calls?

The sooner you call us, the more we can help. Call 401-415-4200.