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What is hospice care for end-stage COPD?

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Hospice is a not a place, but an approach to care. It provides 24/7 support so you can focus on your comfort and dying on your terms. If you doctor says you likely won't live more than 6 months because of your COPD, you can switch from medical treatments to hospice care. You can get it in the hospital, a nursing home, a hospice center, or your own home.

SOURCES:

Hospice of the Red River Valley: “COPD & Other Lung Conditions.”

American Lung Association: “Palliative Care and COPD.”

Get Palliative Care: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Palliative Care.”

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice: “End-Stage COPD: COPD at the End of Life & What to Expect.”

MD Anderson: “Palliative Care in Non-Cancer Illnesses: COPD, CHF.”

National Institute on Aging: “What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?”

Arizona Center on Aging: “Hospice Eligibility for Patients with COPD.”

Oklahoma Department of Human Services: “Stages of COPD and Spirometric Classifications.”

Hospice of the Valley: “Understanding Hospice.”

Medicare.gov: “Hospice care.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Hospice of the Red River Valley: “COPD & Other Lung Conditions.”

American Lung Association: “Palliative Care and COPD.”

Get Palliative Care: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Palliative Care.”

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice: “End-Stage COPD: COPD at the End of Life & What to Expect.”

MD Anderson: “Palliative Care in Non-Cancer Illnesses: COPD, CHF.”

National Institute on Aging: “What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?”

Arizona Center on Aging: “Hospice Eligibility for Patients with COPD.”

Oklahoma Department of Human Services: “Stages of COPD and Spirometric Classifications.”

Hospice of the Valley: “Understanding Hospice.”

Medicare.gov: “Hospice care.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 19, 2019

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