Hospice Overview

Although most people prefer to die at home, most deaths occur in hospitals or skilled nursing homes. The 1983 Medicare Hospice Benefit was passed to offer a different philosophy of, and approach to caring for persons near the end of life.  Hospice services are offered primarily in home, but also in hospitals, assisted living, and skilled nursing homes. What services does hospice provide? Hospice services treat the physical, medical, emotional, [...]