What do hospice workers do?

Hospice is a specialized service that provides a compassionate, supportive network of professionals and volunteers to help manage the physical, emotional, practical, and spiritual challenges that often occur at the end of life.

Services may include skilled and unskilled nursing care, emotional support, pain management, and assistance getting personal and legal affairs in order. Hospice workers might be nurses, social workers, home health aides, volunteers, therapists, and pastoral counselors. Services can be provided at home or in a hospital or other care facility such as a nursing home.

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