When is it Time for Hospice?

“I wish I had chosen hospice care sooner” is a common sentiment expressed by hospice patients, their families, caregivers and even physicians and nurse practitioners who refer patients to VITAS.

The concept of timely hospice care is verified by a study which found that patients who receive hospice care early in the process of a life-limiting illness often improve temporarily, able to experience the benefits of pain relief, symptom management and comfort care to ease anxiety, depression and fatigue.

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