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What Does it REALLY Mean to be on Hospice?

Many families and patients utilizing hospice services voice the same response to care, “I wish we had called sooner.” A lack of awareness and understanding of hospice and palliative care is the number one reason that families put off making the call. This month, Hummingbird Hospice encourages you to educate yourself so that you can be empowered to make healthcare decisions for yourself and for those you care about.

Defining Hospice & Palliative Care

  • Hospice care provides quality, compassionate care for patients living with serious illnesses who are no longer undergoing curative treatment with a six-month or less prognosis.

  • An interdisciplinary team helps patients develop a care plan that centers on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients, and all those who care about them.