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Hospice Care: Comforting the Terminally Ill

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Hospice care focuses on palliative care or 'comfort care' to ensure a high quality of life for terminally ill. It typically is recommended for those with a diagnosis of fewer than six months to live, and may be an option to consider if you or a loved one has a terminal illness or condition.

The Mayo Clinic provides an article Hospice Care:  Comforting the Terminally Ill  that helps define hospice services, who can benefit from it, how it works, and how to select a program for you and your loved one.

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Source: Mayo Clinic
Last Review:08/23/2011