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    Jeffrey VanCleve
    Marketing Director, JLS Marketing Concepts LTD, Canton, OH
    Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. Here are some important facts about hospice:

    Hospice helps people who are terminally ill live comfortably.
    Hospice isn’t only for people with cancer.
    The focus is on comfort, not on curing an illness.
    A specially trained team of professionals and caregivers provide care for the “whole person,” including his or her physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
    Services may include physical care, counseling, drugs, equipment, and supplies for the terminal illness and related condition(s).
    Care is generally provided in the home.
    Family caregivers can get support. 
    Answered on March 18, 2014
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    BILL HANNA
    Agent, WMH Consulting LLC, Fort Worth, Texas
    Hospice Care is designed to aid people with terminal illness to live comfortably. With this focus on comfort specially trained professionals can provide care in the home or in a hospice facility. Respite care is available to give support/ time off to caregivers (many times are Family members)
    Answered on May 29, 2015
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    Steve AdlmanPRO
    Owner, Alabama Medicare Plans, Birmingham, Alabama
    Hospice care is covered under Medicare Part A. Your doctor has to certify that you have a terminal illness and that you have six months or less to live. Hospice is palliative care instead of care to treat or cure your illness. In other words Hospice care is to make you as comfortable as possible until death occurs. Hospice care is usually provided in the home and Medicare will cover all charges related to the terminal illness. Be sure that the Hospice provider is Medicare approved.
    Answered on May 5, 2016
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