Hospice Myths & Facts

Hospice Myths & Facts

  • Ten Facts About Hospice Care You May Not Know

    Some people mistakenly think hospice care is just about dying…that hospice is the place you call when there’s nothing more that can be done. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hospice helps patients and families focus on living. Hospice care brings comfort, dignity, and …

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  • What Does A Social Worker Do?

    By Carla Plischke, LBSW Most people have perceptions of social workers which may be skewed or biased. Some possible misconceptions include: Modern social work in America has its roots in the 19th century. Social work found its beginning as society began to acknowledge the struggles …

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  • Paying for Care at the End of Life

    Concerns over health care financing are an ongoing discussion in households and health care offices across our community. These concerns are justified as baby boomers age and provide care for their aging parents. Yet, for almost 25 years, the Medicare Hospice Benefit for those 65 …

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  • 6 myths of hospice and palliative care dispelled

    Achieving universal coverage of palliative care: Dispelling the myths. MYTH: Having hospice and palliative care means you will die soon. FACT: Hospice and palliative care is not just for the end of life. It is a holistic approach that includes caregiver support, spiritual care, bereavement …

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  • Living Longer with Hospice Care

    Comparing Hospice and Non-Hospice Patient Survival Among Patients Who Die Within a Three-Year Window, an article that appeared in the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, reporting that some terminally ill patients live longer when they utilize hospice care. The study, sponsored by the National …

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  • Eight Key Points about Hospice that Everyone Should Know

    More than 1.2 million people were served by the nation’s hospice programs last year. Yet for every person that received hospice care, it is estimated that another individual would have benefited from the services of hospice but didn’t get this compassionate care at the end …

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  • Common misconceptions regarding hospice

    Hospice is where you go when there is nothing more a doctor can do. Hospice is care designed for patients with a life-limiting illness. Hospice is not a place where you go to die, rather hospice professionals are trained to assist patients in living their …

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  • Can I Keep My Physician When I Have Hospice Care?

    We find that many hospice patients want their own physicians to manage their care during this important time of their lives and they are afraid that this is not possible. Most hospices welcome physicians to stay on as the attending physician for their patients. Medicare …

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