When should I start thinking about hospice care?

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When should I start thinking about hospice care? | Alzheimer's Front Row

Introduced to the United States in the 1970s, hospice care is becoming an increasingly common treatment.

Last year, 1.65 million people received hospice care, up from just more than 1 million in 2004, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

In the Washington area, more than a dozen hospice providers serve about 2,400 patients daily, according to figures compiled by The Washington Post in an online consumer guide published as part of a recent investigation into the hospice industry.

Continue reading this very informative article in the Washington Post.

When should I start thinking about hospice care, for myself or a loved one?


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