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Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and
spiritual resources for people who are in the late stages of an incurable
illness, such as cancer or Alzheimer's disease. Hospice care also helps family
members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a
dying loved one.
Hospice services are provided by a team of
caregivers that may include health professionals, volunteers, and spiritual
advisors. Services typically include:
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Shelly R. Garone, MD, FACP - Palliative Medicine
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