Myth: Hospice is only for people who have accepted death.

You may be struggling to come to terms with the realities of your limited life expectancy. Whether you have been sick for a long time or have just recently learned that a cure is not possible, you probably have an array of concerns and unsettled feelings about your future.

Hospice can help you and your family address these concerns and learn how to redefine hope within the context of your disease and your personal lifestyle. Hospice has helped guide thousands of families through this once-in-a-lifetime experience and recognizes that every patient and family is unique. With the help of hospice, you can take the uncertainty out of your last months of life and learn to accept—and make the most of—your remaining time together.

Not everything you hear about hospice care is true.