Most of the time family members realize that it is time to seek Hospice service but they are afraid of hurting dying love one with an impression of losing hope.
This is not the right approach, Hospice care involves support of the qualified, trained and professional team to handle all aspects of the patient care for dying patient.
They are also trained to help family members to handle this situation in the best possible way. Hospice care is covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The Patient needs to agree in writing to stop efforts to cure illness. To start hospice care physician must confirm that life expectancy of the patient is less than six months.