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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Gaviria
Specializes in Internal Medicine
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Unfortunate: In end stage cancer disease , making pain free and as comfortable as possible , is essential goal , which your friend is receiving from kind people o ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: People respond differently to metastatic cancer. If hospice has been started, the goal is to make them as comfortable as possible. Sleeping may be due ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
39 years experience Family Medicine
Hospice care: Difficult to say because the length of time someone with a terminal illness will live can't be known with certainty. Hospice care is an option o ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
End of life care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not tryi ... Read More
Dr. William Kirsh
36 years experience Family Medicine
Hours, months,longer: Generally, patients' are certified up to six months and that length of time can be extended by the Medical Director of the hospice organization. On a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Usually expectation : For hospice is less than 6 months of life. Have seen patients "kicked out" for not deteriorating fast enough, but usually the palliative team is brou ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Rousseau
Specializes in Palliative Care
6 months or more: No they do not put people to sleep. People can stay on hospice for longer than 6 months if there is documented evidence that they are declining and st ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This would be a good: question to pose to a social worker who works with this type of placement. The person's doctor may be able to refer to such a social worker. Take car ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
21 years experience Palliative Care
Drug testing: This medication is legally prescribed to you, so it is expected to show up in a drug screen. On most testing, patients have an opportunity to provide ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Tough decision: Hospice therapy centers upon comfort care. Dialysis is life sustaining. Usually the decision to stop dialysis and start hospice go together. One could ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: Ltac or long term acute hospitals fall somewhere between acute care hospitals and nursing home. In ltac hospitals patients stay for a longer period of ... Read More
A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not necessarily a ..: short term thing. If the elderly individual is already on hospice, this would indicate life expectancy is already 6 months or less. I don't believe t ... Read More

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