Hospice

A form of palliative care for terminally ill patients. A team oriented approach to end of life care that includes medical care, pain management, and emotional support for patients, their family, and caregivers.

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  • 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.

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

    Many people confuse these two kinds of care. While there are many similarities between them, palliative care is an important part of managing symptoms in seriously ill patients at any stage in their disease progression.

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  • Does Medicare Pay for Hospice?

    Medicare may pay for hospice care, if a person has six months or less to live. Review these requirements that must be met to qualify for Medicare coverage for hospice care.

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  • 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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