MYTH #1:

Families have to pay for hospice care.

FACT #1: 

Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances.

MYTH #2.

Hospice care is only for the elderly.

FACT #2:

Hospice care is for individuals of all ages facing a life-threatening illness.

MYTH #3:

In order to receive hospice care I must leave my home.

FACT #3:

The majority of hospice care takes place in the location the patient calls home.

MYTH #4:

Hospice care means giving up my own doctor.

FACT #4:

You may keep your own physician who will work closely with an experienced team of healthcare professionals. This team includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, nurse aides, and chaplains who help plan and carry out hospice care.

MYTH #5:

Hospice care means giving up hope.

FACT #5:

Hospice care focuses on maximizing quality of life based on an individual's choices, allowing life to be lived as fully as possible for as long as possible. It is a compassionate, patient-centered approach that enhances the quality of life and support for patients and their families.