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You don’t have to wait until the last days to receive the benefit from hospice.
Hospice doesn’t always mean that a patient is lying in a hospital bed waiting to take his or her last breath. A majority of patients have already earned their Federal hospice benefit. As long as a doctor is monitoring a decline of someone with a hospice diagnosis, they are eligible to receive this benefit as long as needed. There is no need to wait until an individual has only weeks left to live to take advantage of medications, supplies, medical equipment, nursing care, aide visits, social work assistance, chaplain outreach and volunteer moments. Our volunteer James is shown here playing pool with one of our valued patients… His favorite pastime!