Hospice for end-of-life colorectal cancer care

What should you expect in the last few months of life? While each person's path with colorectal cancer is unique, we can help you cope and understand.

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What is hospice care?

Hospice provides symptom management, emotional support, and spiritual guidance for a patient and their family. A hospice care team focuses on comfort rather than curative treatment.

How does hospice care work?

Holistic patient care

Hospice focuses on managing pain, symptoms, and addressing spiritual and emotional needs for terminally ill patients.

Location options

Hospice is available at home or inpatient facilities for those expected to live fewer than six months, as assessed by a doctor.

Financial coverage

Covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances, hospice includes medicines, equipment, and supplies with minimal out-of-pocket costs.

Volunteer assistance

Some hospices offer volunteer support to help caregivers with errands, as well as emotional support for families.

Finding a hospice

Speak with your healthcare provider or a social worker to find hospices in your area that match your needs. Begin your research early.

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