A: At any time during a life-limiting illness, it’s appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s care options, including hospice. By law the decision belongs to the patient. Most hospices accept patients who have a life-expectancy of six months or less and who are referred by their personal physician.
The mental health professionals at Northern Psychiatric Associates offer individualized services for adults, adolescents and children, and families. Northern Psychiatric Associates staff prides itself on a collaborative approach between psychiatry and psychology. Services are offered in a comfortable, private outpatient facility, several area nursing homes, and group homes.