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Category: Hospice

hospice care What Chronic Illnesses May Require Hospice Care?  

The diagnosis of a chronic illness can be devastating to a family, bringing on stages of grief and unimaginable pain. Hospice care is a specialized type of treatment for patients that are entering the final stages of their life and is generally reserved for individuals with less than 6 months to live. With a hospice plan in place, patients are able to have more control over the way their final months of life are spent — often choosing to live at home to enjoy the time that they have left with friends and family.

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hospice chaplain What does a Hospice Chaplain do?

When a doctor recognizes that treatment should evolve into comfort and caring for a patient’s end of life, they will recommend hospice care. Your doctor and other caregivers are important members of your hospice care team.

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Hospice Volunteer How to Become a Hospice Volunteer

A Forbes article summarizes the benefits of volunteering, including feeling like you have more time, gaining valuable life and work experience, and increased happiness through empathy, social bonds, and love.

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