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Hospice Care: An Overview

September 2, 2020

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John Lyon
Strategic Communications Manager
501-526-2244
jlyon@achi.net

 

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Since 2006, the U.S. has experienced a 33% increase in the number of adults 65 and older. One in seven American adults is now in that age group. Consequently, there is a growing need for end-of-life care.

Our new explainer provides an overview of hospice care, a type of end-of-life care provided to seriously ill patients to manage their symptoms, including pain, sometimes alongside curative treatment.

Topics covered include:

  • What is hospice care?
  • What services are included in it?
  • What are the levels of hospice care?
  • Where does hospice care take place?
  • Who pays for it?
  • What resources are available to help select a hospice agency?
  • What are the key issues facing policymakers?