Hospice

Hospice Care

If treatment stops working, it may be appropriate to consider hospice, a type of palliative care.

Like other palliative care, hospice is focused on helping to make patients comfortable. In addition, hospice also provides medical, emotional, and spiritual support for a patient’s caregivers and loved ones.

Some key points about hospice are:

  • Hospice care most often takes place at home
  • Hospice professionals and volunteers are specially trained
  • Hospice can provide support for months
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance companies cover hospice services

For a brief overview of hospice care, visit cancer.gov, the website of the National Cancer Institute.

Read more at cancer.gov This link is to a third-party website.

For in-depth articles about hospice care including services and practical care, caregiver roles and responsibilities, and additional resources, visit pancan.org, the website of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Read more at pancan.org This link is to a third-party website.

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