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FAQ: When Is Hospice Care Offered?

When should hospice care be considered? What is Hospice? > When is Hospice Care Appropriate? Hospice care should be considered anytime you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. It is appropriate to discuss all of the care options available with your physician, including hospice. How long does a person live […]

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Why Was St Christopher’s Hospice Set Up?

Why was the hospice movement set up? Historians believe the first hospices originated in Malta around 1065, dedicated to caring for the ill and dying en route to and from the Holy Land. The rise of the European Crusading movement in the 1090s placed the incurably ill into places dedicated to treatment. What does St […]

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Often asked: Who Can Use Hospice Care?

What qualifies a patient for hospice? When do patients qualify for hospice care? When determining eligibility for hospice, a doctor must certify that the patient is terminally ill, with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs its expected course. The hospice medical director must agree with the doctor’s assessment. When […]

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Question: When Was Hospice In The Weald Founded?

When did Hospice in the Weald open? 2020 marks 40 years of Hospice in the Weald enabling local people to celebrate life and have a dignified death. The Hospice was founded in 1980 and began as a service which saw patients at home, the beginnings of the Hospice in the Home service which remains an […]

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Quick Answer: Whattoexpect When Yiu Go A Hospice For Assessment?

What happens during a hospice evaluation? The hospice representative will meet with you and your loved one, at home, in the hospital, or at an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. He/she will ask for information about the patient’s diagnosis, symptoms or discomfort the patient is experiencing, current medications, and a brief health history. How […]

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