Clinical Director Colleen Alexander answers several important questions in 5 videos.

Isn’t hospice care only for people who are going to die anyway?

Doesn’t hospice really mean that we are just giving up?

Where is hospice care provided?

Doesn’t hospice just focus on dying?

Once we decide to go on hospice, can we change our mind and go off hospice?

Other questions include:

When is a decision about hospice care made and who makes it?
Does a physician have to raise the topic of hospice, or can a family member?
Can a hospice patient who shows signs of recovery return to regular medical treatment?
How many family members or friends does it take to care for a patient at home?
Must someone be with the patient at all times?
What specific assistance does hospice provide home-based patients?
Does hospice do anything to make death come sooner?
Is caring for the patient at home the only place hospice care is offered?
How does hospice manage pain?
Is hospice affiliated with any religious organization?
Who pays for hospice services?
Do state and federal reviewers inspect and evaluate hospices?
If the patient is not covered by Medicare or any other health insurance, will hospice still provide care?
Does hospice provide any help to the family after the patient dies?
Do most hospice patients have cancer?
Does hospice provide 24-hour care?