Northeast Florida Community Hospice

Call to Request Care: 904.407.6500

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When to call Community Hospice

Call the 24/7 Patient Priority Line — 904.407.7300 — immediately, any time day or night, if you or your loved one experiences any of the following:

  • Complains or displays signs of pain: frowning, moaning, groaning during movement or when still, refusing to move, refusing a bath, crying. For children, this also can include intense concentration on a game, book or TV show, or withdrawal from people and activities.
  • Sleeping a lot.
  • Unable to sleep at all.
  • Sudden confusion.
  • Changes in attitude: suddenly angry or withdrawn or sad, increased irritability and/or belligerent behavior
  • Suddenly unaware of surroundings.
  • Inability to recognize familiar people.
  • Becomes agitated.
  • Inability to be comforted.
  • Changes in bladder or bowel function.
  • Limbs that look different.
  • Dressings that have come off.
  • Sudden loss of sight or hearing.
  • Changes in breathing.
  • Falls or injuries.
  • Unexpected bleeding.
  • Vomiting more than once in an eight-hour period.
  • Sore mouth or difficulty swallowing.
  • Catheter problem.
  • Sudden elevation in temperature.
  • Talks about “ending it all.”
  • Expresses anger toward God, caregivers or those around them.