By Nancy Ludin
CEO Jewish Pavilion 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Hospice care


Most people think they know what Hospice is, but they have many misconceptions. The foremost is that a person on Hospice care is about to die. When my mother received a terminal diagnosis, she went on Hospice care the next day. She lived for more than three months. Many people live more than a year on Hospice care.

The second misconception is that Hospice is a place. Hospice is not a place. Hospice care can be provided wherever you reside — in your home or in independent assisted or skilled nursing. Some hospitals have a Hospice wing. There are Hospice Houses for the end of life as well. Hospi...

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