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Self-Assessment Quiz

How would I know when to involve Hospice?

The following self-assessment can help you consider if the time is right to begin receiving care and support from Hospice of Marion County for you or your loved one.

Check all the statements that apply. (* denotes required field)

"Lately I need assistance..."
  • Getting out of bed
  • Walking
  • Preparing Meals
  • Eating
  • Getting Dressed
  • Taking a shower or bath
In addition:
  • I've become weaker and more fatigued.
  • I'm becoming short of breath, even at rest.
  • I've lost weight without trying.
  • I'm tired and I just want to be comfortable.
  • I don't want any more surgery.
  • I don't want any more chemotherapy.
  • I've fallen several times in recent months.
  • I've been hospitalized or needed emergency care several times in the past year.
  • The pain medications I take are not working as well as they used to.
  • I spend a good part of my day lying in bed or just sitting.
  • I am experiencing swelling.
  • I am on oxygen most of the time.
  • I am calling my doctor more often than I used to.
  • My doctor has said that my life expectancy is limited.
  • I don't want tubes or IVs to feed me.

How many statements did you check? If you checked four or more, you could benefit from Hospice care. Physical care and resources, emotional and spiritual support, and help for both you and your loved ones are available from Hospice of Marion County.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Intake Referral Center at 352-873-7415; or e-mail this form to learn more about how you and your loved one can begin receiving the support you deserve.

Contact Information:
  • Please contact me by email phone.

Be assured that this information is confidential and protected by the federal privacy act.