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With more than 5,000 hospice facilities throughout the United States, it is important to know what hospice is and address the misconceptions that go along with it – emphasizing the hospice benefits to those approaching the final stages of life. Hospice care really stands apart, it’s a different kind of care focused on maintaining or improving quality of life by providing comfort, relieving pain, and offering support to both patients and families. Hospice can become an option when an illness no longer responds to treatments projected to cure, and when physicians predict that the illness will progress in such a way that the patient has limited time left.
The biggest misconception surrounding hospice is it’s a place you go to pass away, this is not true. Most hospice services are provided in a variety of settings-wherever a person calls home. Another misconceptio