Hospice care is available to those diagnosed with a terminal illness in the end stages of life. Hospice provides a form of palliative care that is intended to maintain comfort and symptom management once curative treatment has ended. A team oriented care approach ensures the goal of maintaining a patient’s dignity and pain relief at end-of-life. Hospice care is available in a variety of care settings, including the home. Additionally, ongoing emotional, spiritual, and bereavement support is provided for family caregivers.

Hospice Articles

  • Hospice Care for Advanced Dementia: When Is It Time?

    Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.

  • What Is Palliative Care and How Does It Differ From Hospice?

    While there are many similarities between hospice and palliative care, the latter is an important part of managing symptoms in seriously ill patients at any stage in their disease progression.

  • Does Medicare Pay for Hospice Care?

    The Medicare hospice benefit provides comfort care for patients who are facing the end of life. Original Medicare will cover hospice services for terminally ill seniors (and their family members) if they meet eligibility requirements.

  • Why Caregivers Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Calling Hospice

    Calling in hospice for the care of an elderly parent or other a loved one means you need to come to terms, on all levels, with the idea that this person is dying.

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