When To Talk To Your Doctor? - Singing River Health System

When to talk to your doctor about hospice

It’s not always easy to know if hospice or palliative care is appropriate for your loved one. However, you may want to talk with the doctor if any of the following signs are present:

  • A physician has informed the patient that he or she has a life-limiting illness.
  • The patient’s general health continues to decline,in spite of the curative treatments he or she is receiving.
  • The patient is in and out of the hospital frequently.
  • Repeat or multiple infections are occurring, causing additional challenges to a patient’s health status.
  • Increased or uncontrolled pain is impacting quality of life.
  • Weakness, fatigue, or shortness of breath is dramatically limiting a patient’s mobility.

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Hospice of Light is devoted to providing terminally-ill patients and their families excellent physical care and emotional and spiritual support.

Hospice of Light provides services to Jackson, Harrison, George, Stone, Greene and Perry counties and is the only hospital-based, Joint Commission accredited hospice program in the region.

Hospice of Light has two physical locations - one in Jackson County and one in George County:

228-818-2160 601-766-1800
3535 Bienville Boulevard 53 Dewey St
Ocean Springs, MS Lucedale, MS

Or call toll free: 1-888-497-2404 / E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.