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Are you allowed to go home from hospice?
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: End of life care.
Hospice care can be given at home, in the hospital or in a skinned nursing facility.
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 trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches.

In brief: End of life care.
Hospice care can be given at home, in the hospital or in a skinned nursing facility.
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 trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. William Kirsh
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hospice, not a place
Hospice is a concept, not a place.
Hospice services can be provided at home, in the hospital, at a skilled nursing facility, or a friends place. The purpose of hospice is to provide the least restrictive environment for a patient that allows the highest quality of life for that patient. Contact: http://www.vitas.com/about-us/fast-facts

In brief: Hospice, not a place
Hospice is a concept, not a place.
Hospice services can be provided at home, in the hospital, at a skilled nursing facility, or a friends place. The purpose of hospice is to provide the least restrictive environment for a patient that allows the highest quality of life for that patient. Contact: http://www.vitas.com/about-us/fast-facts
Dr. William Kirsh
Dr. William Kirsh
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Dr. Isaac Vielma
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: To clarify...
I may be wrong but it sounds like your question may be related to hospice being a "place.
" although hospice care can be provided in a stand alone hospice house or facility, these places are few. As discussed earlier hospice will take care of the patient no matter where they are. The majority of hospice care is done in the home.

In brief: To clarify...
I may be wrong but it sounds like your question may be related to hospice being a "place.
" although hospice care can be provided in a stand alone hospice house or facility, these places are few. As discussed earlier hospice will take care of the patient no matter where they are. The majority of hospice care is done in the home.
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Dr. Isaac Vielma
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Dr. David Mcgrew
Pain Management
In brief: Most hospice is home
In the us, the large majority of patients on hospice are at home.
It is not a place, but rather a form of care. Many hospices have inpatient units or use hospital or other skilled beds to take care of certain problems. However, most patients are at home under the care of their familty with hospice.

In brief: Most hospice is home
In the us, the large majority of patients on hospice are at home.
It is not a place, but rather a form of care. Many hospices have inpatient units or use hospital or other skilled beds to take care of certain problems. However, most patients are at home under the care of their familty with hospice.
Dr. David Mcgrew
Dr. David Mcgrew
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Sure
There are many hospice agencies that run "home hospice" care in which the patient lives at home but a hospice nurse visits multiple times a week to check on the patient and keep them comfortable.
They are still hospice since no extraordinary measures are taken, no major drugs or interventions administered, and the patient is a dnr.

In brief: Sure
There are many hospice agencies that run "home hospice" care in which the patient lives at home but a hospice nurse visits multiple times a week to check on the patient and keep them comfortable.
They are still hospice since no extraordinary measures are taken, no major drugs or interventions administered, and the patient is a dnr.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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