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Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. Many people are surprised to learn hospice is intended for weeks and months of care, not just for the last days of someone’s life. People are also under false pretenses that hospice is a place you go, when in fact, it’s a concept of care that comes directly to you, in your own home.
It’s not unusual for people to express a desire to age, and pass, in the comfort of their homes rather than in a hospital setting. The benefits of receiving hospice at home extend beyond just one’s personal preference. A study done at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, found that terminally ill cancer patients who received palliative care in their homes tended to survive longer than those who are were the hospital. A total of 462 patients a