Myth: Once I am on hospice, I can never go off of it.

What if you commit to hospice care and then another treatment option becomes available…or you show unexpected signs of improvement…or you simply change your mind? Rest assured you may leave the program at any time!

Patients who discontinue the services of hospice–to pursue other treatment or for any other reason–can reinstate traditional medical care at any time. Their hospice team will work with them to ensure a smooth transition to their new medical provider. And, if they choose to be re-admitted to hospice care at a later date, they may do so.

Not everything you hear about hospice care is true.