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A decision aid for patients considering Hospice care.

Hospice is a type of medical care for people near the end of life. Hospice care focuses on providing comfort and symptom management to seriously ill people near the end of their lives. This page is designed to help you understand what hospice care is and to help you, your loved ones and your doctors think about what is best for you. Your values and goals are the most important factors in making a decision.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hospice Care

Yes, You can stay in hospice for as long as your doctor believes you are showing decline.

No, Hospice is a treatment option for people with advanced illness who have decided curative treatment is no longer right for them. Hospice care does not aim to shorten or extend life.

Yes, Hospice is non-denominational and welcomes people with diverse religious and spiritual beliefs and cultures. These traditions are incorporated into individual care plans.


The hospice philosophy of care focuses on providing comfort to people. In most cases, patients must stop curative care before enrolling in hospice.

No, most people get hospice care at home. But, you can still get hospice if you live in a nursing home or are in the hospital.

Yes, you can leave hospice and return to curative care if you choose.

Supporting Evidence

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