It is common for the public to think that hospice means death! And yes, patients on hospice die, but so do patients that are not on hospice. Actually, hospice care is focused on LIFE and the quality of life that one can experience in their own home surrounded by the people and things that they love.
Some individuals who elect to receive hospice care have actually been found to live longer than those who die without hospice. The reason…the right hospice focuses on the patient’s goals of care and living with the best quality of life possible with every moment of time they have left.
When a patient meets criteria for hospice, both the patient and family may have questions about the right time to make that decision. Finding