Questions and Answers

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Who is appropriate for hospice care?

Does hospice care for only cancer patients?

When should a decision about entering a hospice program be made, and who should make it?

Who makes the referral to hospice?

What are the benefits of hospice care?

What does the hospice admission involve? 

Is hospice care limited to patients who are homebound and/or bedfast?

Is the home the only place hospice care can be delivered?

Is there any special equipment or changes I have to make in my home before hospice care can begin?

Who cares for the patient at home?

Can a patient who shows signs of recovery be returned to regular medical care?

How is hospice care paid for?

What does Medicare cover?

Does hospice care mean “giving up hope?”

If a person wants additional information, what should they do?

Is there a fee to utilize the Generations of Life Bereavement Center resources?

Other Resources:

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: www.nhpco.org
Ohio Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: www.ohpco.org
Hospice Foundation of America: www.hospicefoundation.org
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care: www.hospicecare.com

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