For some patients, hospice can be an alternative to staying in, or returning to a hospital. Most of the time, hospice care is provided to people in their homes. Occasionally a patient with severe symptoms will go to our hospice homes for a short period of time.
Circle of Life works with patients to understand their goals and objectives for this time in their lives. When a patient first enrolls in hospice, our team will visit the patient and family to learn their needs and preferences.
People who sign up for hospice services can change their minds about being in hospice. Patients can leave hospice at any time. Some patients improve under hospice care and leave the program. If people later need hospice services again, they can return to hospice care.
Patients can benefit from hospice services for six months, or even
longer. A patient can be admitted to Circle of Life Hospice when:
The patient or patient’s representative chooses hospice care
Two doctors (Circle of Life’s and one other) agree hospice is appropriate and have certified a prognosis of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course
You have agreed to stop seeking curative treatment
You reside in Benton, Carroll, Madison, or Washington county
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Circle of Life is committed to ensuring the best end-of-life care possible for military veterans and their loved ones.
Our We Honor Veterans program is a partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Together we are committed to bringing comfort, dignity, and quality of life to our veterans.