Accepting a referral to hospice simply means you have chosen to focus on the quality of life for however much time you have left. The goal of Hospice care is to reduce physical pain, create emotional well-being and enhance spiritual peace.
The Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice is available at any point that a physician certifies that a person has a life limiting illness and life expectancy is six months or less. People live an average of 29 days longer in hospice care than alternative forms of end-of-life care (and they
Hospice professionals offer support, encouragement, and training for family members caring for a loved one. Most Hospice have on-call service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help caregivers tend to their loved ones.