4 Hospice Care Facts to Know

(Family Features) As families prepare for the future and consider hospice care for loved ones, it’s important to know and understand what hospice care is and how it can help both patients and their caregivers.

“In my experience, patients and families value the support and care they receive from hospice and often wish they had enrolled in hospice sooner to take full advantage of the services,” said  Laura Hofmann, M.D., education medical director and hospice and palliative care physician at Capital Caring Health. “Surveys of families also show this is true. I have found this delay is often due to some common misconceptions about hospice services­ among patients, families and even health care providers.”

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