BEFORE MAKING THE COMMITMENT, GET TO KNOW YOUR HOSPICE CARE.
Families sometimes don’t recognize that they can choose among hospices. Why is this so important?
The U.S. hospice industry has changed dramatically in the past two decades because of the growth of for-profit hospices. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization reports 66 percent of hospices held for-profit status in 2013, an increase of 15 percent from the 51 percent reported in 2011.