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At Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services we provide care options for the whole family. We provide support to patients and family members allowing everyone to be involved at the level where they feel comfortable. This empowers family members and caregivers as they help and can reduce feelings of helplessness.

How will we know when hospice services are needed?

  • Severe fatigue
  • Sustained weight loss
  • Trouble with daily personal care
  • Struggled breathing or swallowing
  • Continual fluid build-up

How Do We Start the Conversation About Hospice Services?

Most hospice patients have less than 6 months to live and these conversations can be very emotional and difficult. When a patient or family believes it may be time to consult Hospice Services, the first step is to talk with the patient’s physician, The physician needs to refer the patient to Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services.

For more information please call Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services at 540.741.3580.

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