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As aging population rises, more people turn to hospice for enrichment, comfort

Original post made on Apr 1, 2022

For patients and families accustomed to exhaustive treatments, hospice can feel like giving up, or even hastening death. But high-quality hospice care may actually extend life.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 1, 2022, 6:50 AM

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Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 1, 2022 at 2:42 pm

Annette is a registered user.

The opening paragraph “For patients . . . . giving up or hastening death” is something I understand many people think but families who have experienced hospice care would likely tell you it is a gift. The person needing care is prioritized and cared for by capable, loving caregivers. And family members benefit as well. I know my mother appreciated that her children, though grown adults, had a caring, knowledgable resource to turn to for counsel. That is a comfort. I urge everyone to support hospice services and turn to them when that type of support is needed.

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