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Benefits Of An Early Hospice Referral

"How do you know when the time is right for hospice?" There are many indications that somebody you are caring for is ready for hospice. People often think that because hospice is the final stage of the end-of-life journey, the decision to sign on to hospice can wait. No matter what the approach might be, the key to successful planning is timing. Studies have shown that when a patient is referred to hospice before their final days, they receive more benefits, live longer, and improve their quality of life

At the end of this blog you will find a button to download the Gulfside Hospice Eligibility Reference Guide which shows common concerns that may indicate it is time to discuss the option of hospice. 

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