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Common Misconceptions About Hospice Care


Hospice care can be very advantageous for both the patient and their families. A hospice manages the patient’s entire drug regimen in addition to keeping the seniors in their care clean and comfortable. They see to it that everything is clean, orderly, and hygienic. In addition to these, a hospice can provide mental support and physical comfort if the patient thinks it’s essential. Last but not least, the patient’s well-being is in excellent care within the hospital or home.

But there are still a lot of misconceptions about hospice. The common myths and their associated facts are listed below:

  • Myth: Hospice’s overall services are not covered by insurance, and their prices are excessively high.
  • Fact: No, just like home care, the majority of providers and insurance plans pay for hospice treatment.
  • Myth: The patient’s doctor will be selected by the hospice.
  • Fact: No, the hospice will let you pick the doctor of your choice.
  • Myth: Hospice admission is final; there is no turning back.
  • Fact: False—depending on their general health, hospice patients come and go from the facility.
  • Myth: Someone will decide what will happen to a loved one who is receiving hospice care.
  • Fact: No, the patient’s close family continues to have complete control and authority over the patient’s care.

Hand Homecare Provider, Inc. is a provider of hospice care in California that takes pride in serving our patients and giving them the best care they deserve.

Our team also deals with helping a recuperating patient receive quality and timely care.

For more information and quicker transactions, please give our caregivers in Canoga Park, California, a call if you have any queries regarding our services.

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