Hospice - Resources

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How can people find and choose hospice care?

There are numerous choices for hospice care in every state, county, and city. The list of hospice companies for patients to choose from varies based on the location.

Although hospices typically offer the same basic requirements and focus on the comfort and quality of life, there is also some degree of flexibility and variation among different hospice agencies.

Your physicians or local hospitals may recommend a hospice for you. Most physicians are familiar with local hospice organizations and can refer patients or provide a list of what is available.

The following lists some general resources for people who are interested in more information about hospice in their local areas:

  • Primary-care physician, specialists, or hospital doctor (hospitalist)
  • Local hospitals and urgent-care centers
  • Medical social workers
  • Nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities
  • State health department
  • Health insurance carrier
  • Local home health agencies
  • Phonebook
  • The Internet
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