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When it’s time to look into Medicare’s hospice benefits
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one.

Enlarge Map Hospice is intended to help terminally-ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. It doesn’t focus on curing disease and it’s not only for people with cancer.

Medicare’s hospice benefit covers care, and you shouldn’t have to go outside of hospice to get care except in rare situations. Once you choose hospice, your hospice benefit should cover everything you need.

If you qualify for hospice care, you and your family will work with your hospice provider to set up a plan of care that meets your needs.