Myth: Hospice is for people who only have a few days to live.

You might be unsure if it is time to contact hospice. Each day is becoming a little more difficult to manage and your quality of life is not what you’d like it to be. But, you don’t want to call too soon.

It is important to understand that hospice care can be provided when it is believed a patient has six months or less to live. Unfortunately, many people enter the program too late to fully benefit from the many services available to them and their families. In fact, many say that their only regret about hospice care is that they did not access it sooner! Don’t wait. The sooner you make the call, the more you will benefit from everything hospice care has to offer.

Not everything you hear about hospice care is true.