Hospice has been covered by Medicare since 1982. Health-care providers have to certify that a patient is terminally ill, with six months or less to live, which can be difficult to predict, according to both Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at Mount Sinai…Read More
Many people who are near the end of life wait too long to enter hospice care, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In hospice care, attempts to cure a disease are usually replaced with treatments solely for pain and suffering, delivered by a specialized team. It usually…Read More
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To help determine if hospice is the right choice for a loved one, look at the following facts: Hospice is a philosophy of care. Don’t have to give up all medical care. Must qualify but can opt out. Might extend life. Continue seeing the doctor. Goal is to live well. Enriches the last stage of…Read More
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