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What is hospice care?

Status: Open    Feb 28, 2014 - 04:47 AM

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Mar 26, 2015 - 01:02 PM

Hospice is a system of care focused on the alleviation of physical, emotional and social symptoms experienced by the dying individual.

It involves a full team of professionals who work together to meet the needs of the patient.

The focus moves from trying to cure the illness to the provision of palliative care.

The Medicare rules for hospice can be found on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website at:


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Mar 26, 2015 - 11:29 AM

Thank you for your question! We have an article on the A Place for Mom blog regarding hospice that may be of interest to you. The link is:


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