Bloodwork & Urinalysis in Orange County
Providing a Range of Care During End-of-Life
While it’s true that a life-limiting illness will no longer be treated, there are other medical needs that will need to be met for hospice patients. At times, this means providing blood work and urinalysis services. Blood work can help ensure that medications are at the appropriate levels, test the thyroid, and make sure concurrent illnesses are treated to maximize the individual's comfort and quality of life.
A urinalysis can help detect a urinary tract infection (UTI) to ensure that medication is administered appropriately for infection. Urinalyses are also effective ways to monitor the levels of some medications to ensure treatment is appropriate.
Having a loved one who is receiving hospice care can be overwhelming without the proper support. Valley Oaks Hospice is a compassionate provider of hospice and medical care in Fullerton and across Orange County. We tailor our care plans to each individual patient.
Choose the best quality of life available for your loved one. Contact Valley Oaks Hospice for support today at (626) 671-4449.
Diagnosing Failure to Thrive
One reason that someone is referred to hospice care, especially if they are older, is if they have been diagnosed with “failure to thrive.” A doctor may order blood work and urinalysis tests, along with other exams, to discern the reason behind the decline.
The following symptoms are indications of a failure to thrive:
- Weight loss
- Poor nutrition
- Decreased activity level
- Impaired physical functions
If an older or ill loved one has been diagnosed with failure to thrive, it is important to understand what steps to take moving forward regarding their care. At Valley Oaks Hospice, we make sure your loved one can transition with dignity and comfort.
We offer the medical support you need while also providing an individualized, family-centered care plan for your loved one. We know the importance of ending life well.
Contact us for a patient evaluation today at (626) 671-4449.