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End-of-life planning: decisions in late-stage care

When caregivers, family members, loved ones & DPOA  are clear about the patient’s preferences for treatment for the end  of life care, they’re free to devote their energy to care & compassion. To...
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Understanding late-stage care

In the final stages of terminal illnesses, it can become evident that in spite of the best care, attention, and treatment, your patient  is approaching the end of his or her life. The patient's care...
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Who can refer a patient to hospice care?

Anybody can suggest hospice care but to get admitted the patient needs to meet the criteria. referral sources are : Patient / family Friend Primary-care physician, specialists, or hospital doctor...
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Who pays for hospice care?

Medicare recipients are entitled to receive Medicare hospice benefits under Medicare Part A. Most state Medicaid programs also cover these services. The majority of private insurance carriers have hospice...
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Who is eligible for hospice care?

As a general guideline, hospice is recommended to a patient with an incurable terminal disease with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease were to run its normal course. Although this is the...
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What is respite care?

Respite care is a rest period provided for hospice patients' families or caregivers. In cases where a patient's caregiver has an emergency or simply needs to rest temporarily or for care giving stress, then...