What questions should I ask about hospice if I have terminal cancer?

If you have terminal cancer, you may want to consider asking your healthcare team the following questions about hospice:

  • Should I consider hospice care now or in the near future?
  • Will insurance cover my hospice care?
  • If my life expectancy is longer than six months, can I still get hospice care?
  • Can I get hospice care in my home?
  • Who will be caring for me? Will they be doctors, nurses, social workers or home-health aides?
  • What legal issues such as advanced directives, living wills or medical power of attorney should I think about?

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