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Hospice

Do you have a terminal illness? Do you need help with your pain or other symptoms? Do you want to plan for your family after you are gone?

About Hospice

Hospice care offers pain relief, comfort and support to people who are dying and their families. It is one type of care for people who expect to live for six months or less. You can get hospice services in a:

  • Hospice facility
  • Your home
  • Hospital
  • Nursing home
  • Intermediate care facility

If you are 21 or older and choose hospice services, you choose to give up care to treat your terminal illness. You will still get care to treat your pain. You also will get other services, such as counseling.

Talk with your doctor to see if you qualify for hospice services.

Where Do I Call to Get These Services?

Talk with your doctor to see if you qualify for hospice services.

What You Need to Know

Click here to find out other things you need to know about getting help from DADS, including the application process, your rights and interest lists.

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Updated: May 21, 2015