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How do I find a program for hospice care?

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Start by asking doctors, nurses, social workers, and friends for ideas. On the Internet, you can go to the website of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. You can call the NHPCO at 800-658-8898. For languages other than English, call 877-658-8896.

You’ll want to ask the hospice what’s the role of your own doctor once care begins and whether the same nurse will visit during the week.

From: What Is Hospice Care? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Caring Connections: "Hospice Care: A Consumer's Guide to Selecting a Hospice Program," "What Is Hospice?"

Medicaid.gov: “Hospice Benefits.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hospice Care: Comforting the Terminally Ill,” National Institute on Aging: "Finding Care at the End of Life."

Palliativedoctors.org: "When to Seek Hospice Care."

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: "2010 Edition: NHPCO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Caring Connections: "Hospice Care: A Consumer's Guide to Selecting a Hospice Program," "What Is Hospice?"

Medicaid.gov: “Hospice Benefits.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hospice Care: Comforting the Terminally Ill,” National Institute on Aging: "Finding Care at the End of Life."

Palliativedoctors.org: "When to Seek Hospice Care."

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: "2010 Edition: NHPCO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 06, 2018

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