Why are Hospice Medicare Services Underutilized?

One of the main reasons many patients and families avoid hospice Medicare services is because they often deem hospice care as a sign of life coming to an end and a ‘polite’ send off by family members. Many people believe that hospice care means that they have lost the fight against the ailment they are suffering from. However, this is not the case. Under hospice care, patients lead full, mobile high quality lives for months and even years. This is attributed to the fact that under hospice care, the ailing patients get specialized care from qualified professionals and their life is made as comfortable as possible.

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