The thought of hospice is difficult and can be overwhelming. End-of-life care is a topic that is not easily discussed and is typically not thought about until needed.

There are also many myths and misconceptions about hospice care.

Hospice focuses on caring, not curing, and in most cases, care is provided in the patient’s home. Hospice care is also provided in freestanding hospice centers, hospitals, and nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness. Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations.

As one of the region’s only non-profit hospice organizations, Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, founded as Hospice of Marshall County, is focused on providing care not only for the patients but also their loved ones through grief support.

As part of our holistic approach, we at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice have put together the information below sharing the truths to combat some of the myths and misconceptions. We are glad to answer any questions you may have about hospice care.