Published on July 30, 2020
Too Few Families Know How Much Hospice Can Help
“Every year, more than 1.5 million Americans with a terminal diagnosis choose hospice care because it provides a broad range of services tailored to meet their unique needs. Hospice care is unlike any other service in our healthcare system, and it is still not widely understood, despite being part of Medicare’s benefits since the 1980s.
Sadly, many of the families we serve here in Middle Tennessee say they wish they had learned about hospice sooner. When considering end-of-life care decisions, it’s important to understand what hospice care is – and what it is not – to make an informed choice.”