Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - September 2017

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Is Death Painful?

Is dying painful? It’s a question many people have when considering their own death or the death of a loved one. Whether or not a patient will have pain at the time of death depends on a number of circumstances including their diagnosis and whether they are receiving proper pain management. Ensuring that patients do not have a painful death is one of the core tenets of Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care.
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Where Do You Want to Die?

When you ask Americans what they want at end of life, over 70% of them will tell you they want to die at home with their families. Yet, nearly half of all Americans end up dying in a hospital. While some hospitalizations are unavoidable, many families do not realize they can respect their loved one’s wish to remain at home with the support of hospice care.
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