A 65-year-old male asked:
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if pt. is d/c'd back to a rcfe but now receives nursing services from a hospice, does this mean end of life care? pt. had aspirational pneumonia.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If true hospice care: Yes, if it is true hospice care. However, some hospice services also provide "bridge care" for patients whose end is not quite in sight yet (it's like palliative care). Hospice services are a wonderful asset to have at the end of one's life. We all have an end. When our end is in sight, hospice is the way to go. It lets one die a good death, at home, pain-free, worry-free, in peace and quiet.
Answered on Nov 25, 2016
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