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When is it Time for Hospice?

Research has shown that more people are taking advantage of hospice care, but that many patients are coming on too late to fully receive the benefit a hospice team can offer. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the cancer patients who have been admitted to hospice are less likely to be hospitalized, to be admitted to the intensive care unit, or undergo invasive procedures. So when is it time for your patient? Use this infographic below to help start the conversation with families early, so they can have hospice support to avoid unnecessary hospital stays by keeping their loved one comfortable in the place they choose - whether that is at home, a long-term-care facility or an in-patient unit. Have questions about hospice? Our toll-free Hospice Hotline will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the month of November. Please give us a call at 855-FAQ-HOSPICE (327-4677). We’re here for you.


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