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When to start hospice?

Many times we are faced with the decision of when to start hospice.  Consumer report recently wrote an article on this topic called   (“Waiting too long to use hospice care can make suffering at end-of-life worse”)
 December 10
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Many people who are near the end of life wait too long to enter hospice care, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

In hospice care, attempts to cure a disease are usually replaced with treatments solely for pain and suffering, delivered by a specialized team. It usually includes medical and nursing care, counseling and social services, and it can be given at home, in a nursing home or in a hospital facility…..

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