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Myths About Hospice Services

Through the years, many myths have surfaced regarding hospice and what it means. Hospice is not a place; it is a service providing medical, emotional, and spiritual care focusing on comfort and quality of life. Here are six common myths that are associated with Hospice of Hope.

Reality: Hospice care is for the final months of life. Hospice of Hope patients and families can receive care and support for extended periods depending on the course of the illness. 

Reality: Hospice of Hope provides care wherever the patient calls home. 

Reality: Hospice of Hope has no age restrictions and serves all patients who face a life-limiting illness.

Reality: Hospice care is about 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 support. 

Reality: Over 50% of Hospice of Hope's patients are diagnosed with conditions other than cancer. These diagnoses include: Alzheimer's or dementia, lung disease, kindey and liver failure, as well as heart conditions. 

Reality: Each hospice offers similar core services, but Hospice of Hope excels on family satisfaction and quality hospice care. You have a choice. Ask for Hospice of Hope!