Who provides hospice care?

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Hospice patients receive care from registered nurses who specialize in hospice care, home health aides, social workers, spiritual care counselors, and bereavement staff. Patients keep their own physicians, but we do have a hospice medical director who is Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care overseeing care. This “interdisciplinary team” [...]

Is hospice just for cancer patients?

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Not anymore. When hospice began in the mid 1970s, most hospice patients had cancer. Today, while many hospice patients still have cancer, the  majority have other life-limiting illnesses such as end stage heart, lung, or kidney disease, or Alzheimer’s dementia.

When is the right time to call hospice?

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Although end of life care may be difficult to discuss, it is best for family members to share their wishes long before it becomes a concern. This can greatly reduce stress when the time for hospice is needed. By having discussions in advance, people are not forced into uncomfortable situations. [...]

What is hospice?

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Hospice focuses on living life to the fullest while experiencing a life-limiting illness. Hospice is a holistic approach to end of life care, focusing on quality of life and offering physical, emotional and spiritual comfort.

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