Hospice Consultations Specialist

Fountains Family Care

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Chandler, AZ

Hospice care is centered on providing comfort and care for people who are terminally ill and in the final stages of life. In two offices in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Richard Le and the Fountains Family Care team offer hospice consultations and can help you or your loved ones arrange the transition into hospice care if you decide it’s the right path for you. Hospice care aims to lessen your symptoms and improve your quality of life in specialized facilities or in your own home. Call or click to book online and learn more.

Hospice Consultations Q & A

What is hospice care?

Hospice care is designed to offer medical and comprehensive support to you and your loved ones during the final phases of life. The focus is on your comfort, providing you a better quality of life, and reducing your symptoms, so you can be as alert and pain-free as possible, living each day to the fullest surrounded by people and providers you can depend on.

Hospice care addresses your physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. It primarily revolves around caring for the terminally ill who have six months or less to live. This doesn’t mean that care will end at six months, however. Hospice care can continue for as long as your doctor and hospice care team certify that the condition is life-limiting.

Hospice care is provided at home, typically with a family member as the primary caregiver, and it’s also available at hospitals, nursing homes, dedicated hospice facilities, and assisted living facilities. Your hospice care team likely includes nurses, doctors, spiritual advisers, social workers, and trained volunteers.

What is a hospice consultation?

The Fountains Family Care team offers hospice consultations to help you or your loved one transition into the type of hospice care that suits you best.

Dr. Le is a medical director for a compassionate hospice company, and when you meet with him at your consultation, he discusses the typical eligibility requirements for a hospice program, addresses your concerns, and answers your questions.

What are the eligibility requirements for hospice care?

Hospice isn’t just for people with cancer. Many people have other medical conditions like heart disease, kidney failure, dementia, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

There are two main requirements that typically make a person eligible for hospice care: the illness must be considered incurable and terminal, and/or your qualified doctor must have determined that you have less than six months to live if your illness runs its normal course.

As the medical director of a hospice, Dr. Le can help you determine your eligibility and fill out the necessary paperwork to make the transition smoother and easier.

You should be open and direct with your family, friends, and medical professionals regarding your needs, expectations, and what you wish to achieve from hospice care. If you have questions about hospice care and would like to know more, click or call to book your hospice consultation at Fountains Family Care.