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Hospice care refers to providing services that relate to meeting the emotional and physical needs of those facing end of life, for example, someone facing a life-limiting illness or injury, as explained by the National H... More »

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End-of-life care through a hospice service provides medical, emotional and spiritual support to a person with a terminal condition nearing death, according to the National Institute on Aging. Hospice care uses a team tha... More »

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To write a hospice care plan, caregivers of a terminally ill patient work with hospice nurses, social workers and counselors to determine the type of care needed for the patient. The plan determines medication, counselin... More »

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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Hospice Directory provide information about hospice care facilities in North America and U.S. territories. Both sites feature a search tool for hospices and infor... More »

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The major difference between palliative care and hospice care is the fact that hospice care is designed to provide comfort during the last few months and weeks of life, and palliative care can be administered at any give... More »

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Admission to hospice care is based on a physician's clinical acumen rather than certain criteria, according to National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. The Benefits Improvement and Protection Act, also known as ... More »

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Hospice care is for people who are expected to live six months or less, but not everyone who receives hospice care dies within six months. Patients who live beyond six months can keep receiving care as long as doctors re... More »

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