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What is Hospice Care? How to Find Hospice Care

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a care program for people who have a very limited life expectancy, and who are no longer pursuing treatments to improve or cure their illness.
What is Hospice? Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient's last days by offering comfort and dignity. Hospice Foundation of America.
Hospice care: Comforting the terminally ill. Hospice care services are provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort for a terminally ill person by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. The goal of hospice care is to provide the highest quality of life possible for whatever time remains. Mayo Clinic.
What is Hospice and Palliative Care? Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice and palliative care involve a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs and wishes. National Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

How to Find Hospice Care

To find a hospice, go to Google Maps. Enter your city, state, and then "hospice". Such as, "Edina, Minnesota, hospice". It will show you a map and a list of all your nearby hospice programs.
You can also ask your doctor, religious leader, social worker, or other healthcare professionals for help locating or recommending hospice programs.
 
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