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What are the advantages of hospice?
Some of the advantages of hospice care include:
• Interdisciplinary Care Team - provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary care from a team of professionals and volunteers. This care involves physicians, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers to meet the needs of the patient and their caregivers.
• 24-hour Care Availability: Care is available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. Patients and their caregivers always have access to hospice professionals when they need it.
• Cost Reduction: Choosing hospice usually means a reduction in out-of-pocket expenses for medications, durable medical equipment and medical supplies.
• When a patient is truly ready for comfort care, choosing hospice care means avoiding unwanted hospitalizations and medical treatments and procedures. The hospice team aims to support the patient's and caregiver’s wishes while helping them achieve their goals for care.