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Program Type: Health & Wellness, Social

Quality end-of-life care isn't about how you die; it’s about how you live. Hospice and palliative care focus on how those approaching life's end and their loved ones live each day, providing comfort and guidance along the way. While more than 1.2 million people were cared for by the nation’s 4,100 hospice programs last year, many myths exist about hospice that deter people from seeking out this compassionate system of care. The most common statement made by patients and families who chose hospice is, “we wish we had known about hospice sooner.”

Death can be a difficult topic, but we hope this series will help people plan ahead. Being prepared will not only help support more peaceful deaths, but also help loved ones through a difficult process.