Making the Choice
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die,
A time to weep, and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance..."
Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 2, 4 (KJV)
We usually don't give much thought to the final stages of life until someone we
love is faced with a life threatening condition. Often, when a person has a life
limiting illness, hospice services will be offered as an option for care. Our goal at
allabouthospice.org is to answer any questions or concerns you might have about
hospice. Then, once you have the facts, you can decide whether hospice is the best
option for your family.
Check out our info in USA Today and with our friends over at ZestNow.com!
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
What is "hospice"?
Who is eligible?
What are the benefits?
What does it cost?
Where is hospice provided?
Are there different levels or care? What are they?
What about medical equipment and medications?
What about alternative therapies?
About the Hospice Team
Who is on the hospice team?
What are the options if a caregiver isn't a "good fit" for our family?
How often do the hospice team members visit? How long do they stay?
Can I quit hospice?
If the patient survives more than 6 months are services cut off?
I'm concerned about nutrition. What about IV fluids or tube feedings?
Making the Hospice Choice
What is the most important thing I can do to decide if hospice is right
for my family?
Isn't hospice the same as giving up hope?
I don't think we're quite ready for hospice. What are the alternatives?
There are several hospice providers in my area. How do we know which
one to choose?
Are there any special or different hospice services available when the
patient is a child?
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