Hospice care: Longer-term benefits than many assume
from The Mountaineer
For many, entering hospice care is often viewed as an indication of imminent death. But the hospice industry is trying to help people understand that its benefits can begin well before someone is in dire health. Hospice care can provide pain management, as well as emotional and spiritual support, tailored to a patient's needs. But according to a new report, more than 40 percent of Medicare patients in hospice received just 14 days of care or less in 2015.
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