Hospice Myths

Hospice Myths2019-06-17T16:21:51-04:00

Common Myths

False. Making the decision to start hospice care is deciding to live the rest of your life with the best quality possible. Hospice care seeks to comfort and manage symptoms so the patient can get the most out of the time they have left.

False. Hospice care can be provided wherever the patient calls home.

False. Patients with Medicare pay little to no money out of pocket. Those with private insurance often find their plan covers hospice care, as well.

False. Hospice care can be provided to anyone with a life-limiting illness, regardless of age.

False. The patient’s family is part of the care team and the care plan is developed in a way that allows family members to participate as much as they are comfortable with.

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