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hrough the years there have been many myths regarding hospice and what it means. Hospice isn’t a place; it’s a service providing medical, emotional, and spiritual care focusing on comfort and quality of life. Here are seven common myths that are associated with Hospice of Hope.

Hospice care is only for the last few days of life.
Reality: It’s for the final months. Hospice of Hope patients and families can receive care and support for extended periods depending on the course of the illness. Our patients and family consistently tell us they wish they had known about us sooner.
Choosing hospice means giving up all medical treatment.
Reality: It’s taking control or giving more. Hospice of Hope places the patient and family at the center of the care-planning process and provides high-quality pain management and symptom control.
Everyone dies in a hospital.
Reality: Hospice of Hope goes to the patient and family at their home–whether that’s a private home or a long-term care facility.
Hospice is only for cancer patients.
Reality: Over fifty percent of Hospice of Hope patients are diagnosed with conditions other than cancer including Alzheimer’s/dementia, lung diseases, kidney and liver failure, as well as heart conditions.
Hospice is expensive.
Reality: Hospice of Hope is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs and other managed care organizations. Our non-profit status allows us to accept all eligible patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
Hospice is just for the elderly.
Reality: Hospice of Hope serves anyone facing a life-limiting illness, regardless of age.
All hospices are the same.
Reality: Each hospice offers similar core services but where Hospice of Hope excels is focus on family satisfaction and quality hospice care. Ask for us by name!
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