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Common Hospice Myths

  • Myth #1 - Hospice care is only for people with cancer.
  • Fact: Hospice care is for all patients facing a terminal illness.
  • Myth #2 - Accepting hospice services means giving up, so you should put it off until the last moment.
  • Fact: Hospice is all about living life to the fullest. We never give up hope!
  • Myth #3 - Hospice care will be a financial drain on the family.
  • Fact: Hospice takes care of terminally ill patients regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Myth #4 - You can’t keep your own doctor if you become a hospice patient.
  • Fact: Hospice works closely with your physician to provide the best care for you.