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Surprising facts about hospice care

November is National Hospice Month – a time for us to thank the nurses, chaplains, social workers and other caregivers in southwest Florida who bring comfort and peace to our friends and family members at end of life. It’s also an opportunity to compare myths about hospice with reality to see how much we really know about this specialty care. Do any of the following myths – or realities – surprise you? Myth: Hospice is a place. Reality: Hospice is an approach to caring for people who are living with a terminal illness. It is not a building, like a hospital. When most people enter a hospice program, they receive care in the comfort of their own home – a house, apartment, mobile home, assisted living facility or other residence. Some hospices do have a facility where patients can stay temporarily until a situation regarding their care is resolved. Myth: […]


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