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  1. The Pros & Cons Of Hospice Care
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- It is important to realize that there are many misconceptions about this option, so caregivers should conduct as much research as possible when deciding if hospice care is right for a loved one.
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  2. Hospice Care Explained
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- More than 4,700 local hospice programs across the United States serve 1.4 million patients per year, along with their caregivers.
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  3. Hospice Options For Alzheimer's & Dementia Patients
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Family caregivers sometimes don't link hospice with dementia. Hospice often is viewed as something to ease physical pain for a patient with an end-of-life illness such as cancer.
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  4. Insurance Options for Hospice Care
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- When people think about hospice care they tend to think of a type of health care facility, rather an approach to health care.
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  5. Chaplains, Spiritual Services & Hospice
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- One of the most important aspects of providing care for someone with a terminal illness is caring for their spiritual needs. This is where the use of hospice, and a hospice chaplain is invaluable.
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  6. The 4 Levels Of Hospice Care
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- When a loved one is ill or near the end of life the best place a family can think of for them to spend the remainder of their days is in the comfort and familiarity of his their home.
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  7. Hospice & Palliative Care: What Are The Differences?
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- With many life-threatening illnesses, a patient must deal with several painful, embarrassing and frustrating symptoms. Palliative care consists of a series of therapies designed to relieve those symptoms.
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  8. Palliative Care Explained
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- When most people think of palliative care, they think that it is a term used for the sort of care given to the terminally ill to allow them to be as comfortable as possible at the end of their lives.
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