Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Working Together

For Family Caregivers

Hospice and Palliative Care

The decision to transition to hospice or palliative care can bring significant changes for the patient, the family, and for you, the family caregiver.  What does it all mean?  This guide answers a number of important questions:

  • What is hospice?
  • What is palliative care?
  • Who pays for these services?
  • Where can my family member receive them?
  • What happens when hospice starts?
  • What if we don't want hospice?
  • What happens if hospice stops?
  • How will hospice affect me, the family caregiver?


Family Caregiver's Guide to Hospice and Palliative Care

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