People often assume that hospice is only for end-stage cancer patients.
In reality, hospice care is appropriate for people at the end-stage of a wide range of health conditions and illnesses.
For example, hospices also specializes in caring for terminal patients with:
- heart failure,
- chronic lung problems,
- kidney disease,
- neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease,
- the last stages of Alzheimer’s and similar conditions,
- and other serious, terminal illnesses.