What experts wish more people knew about hospice and other end-of-life care

hospice care

Palliative care and hospice aren’t the same thing

Entering hospice care doesn’t mean death will come within days or even weeks

Hospice at home doesn’t mean 24/7 care by paid staff

Hospice outside the home may require spending savings or applying for Medicaid

Changes in the palliative care and hospice industry mean today’s experience differs from past ones

Get key documents and financial advice in order well before you need them

Policymakers need to hear from patients and families about their hospice and other end-of-life care experiences

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