Who can benefit from Hospice?
Hospice is not solely for those in their final days of life. A person can be eligible for hospice if they no longer seek curative treatment and have a life expectancy of less than six months. Hospice care is not meant to cure or treat the underlying disease but is intended to manage symptoms of disease and promote quality of life. Seeking hospice care early can assist a person and their family through a difficult process; it has proven to be very beneficial in ensuring optimal comfort for the terminally ill person, but in relieving undue stress on the family. Hospice creates a safe and warm environment which allows a family to focus on the time they still have together.
Hospice is a covered Medicare benefit.
For more information on hospice care, please call
(203) 396-1136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org