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Who would benefit from hospice care?

Dr. Philip Lisagor, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

For many people, hospice represents an important choice—allowing more autonomy and choice in directing final medical care than traditional treatment that focuses on life-saving procedures and cures. Hospice may be most fitting for those who want to:

  • Be treated at home or in a more homelike setting and avoid hospital admissions
  • Focus on treating their symptoms rather than on curing their illness
  • Have the help of a team of people to assist with their comfort care, and emotional and spiritual needs

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