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When under hospice care is the patient confined?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Isaac Vielma
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: No...
Most of hospice care occurs where the patient lives.
There are very few "hospice homes" or "inpatient hospice units." most of the time the hospice team makes visit in the patients own home. The goal of hospice is never to "confine" people and at times the team helps people get to certain places as their final wish, like to a wedding or las vegas etc. Quality of life is the key on hospice.

In brief: No...
Most of hospice care occurs where the patient lives.
There are very few "hospice homes" or "inpatient hospice units." most of the time the hospice team makes visit in the patients own home. The goal of hospice is never to "confine" people and at times the team helps people get to certain places as their final wish, like to a wedding or las vegas etc. Quality of life is the key on hospice.
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Dr. Isaac Vielma
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Dr. Robert Dow
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No but near the end of life, the disease process or dying process may essentially keep the individual confined though either because of symptoms or medications.

In brief: No
No but near the end of life, the disease process or dying process may essentially keep the individual confined though either because of symptoms or medications.
Dr. Robert Dow
Dr. Robert Dow
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Dr. William Kirsh
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hospice is a Concept
Hospice is a concept The decision to use the services of a hospice provider is in response to the patient's wishes for end of life care.
The patient makes their wishes known to the family as to how they would like their end of life care. They can choose the full range of services from being in a hospital with everything provided to being home and supported in their care. Contact:.http://www.vitas.com/about-us/fast-facts

In brief: Hospice is a Concept
Hospice is a concept The decision to use the services of a hospice provider is in response to the patient's wishes for end of life care.
The patient makes their wishes known to the family as to how they would like their end of life care. They can choose the full range of services from being in a hospital with everything provided to being home and supported in their care. Contact:.http://www.vitas.com/about-us/fast-facts
Dr. William Kirsh
Dr. William Kirsh
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