Common questions about our hospice care.

Facing a life-limiting illness can be overwhelming on many levels. We are here to help you. To guide you through the journey, our experts are on call and eager to share their knowledge. We’ve listed frequently asked questions below, but feel free to contact us at any time to speak with a member of our hospice team.

Q. Isn't hospice only for those who are bedridden and very ill?
Q. Will hospice treatment hasten the progression of my disease?
Q. Does becoming a hospice patient mean that I will no longer receive treatment?
Q. Will my home be turned into a hospital ward?
Q. What if I can't afford to pay for hospice services?
Q. As a hospice patient, will I lose my freedom to travel?
Q. Can I discontinue hospice care whenever I choose?
Q. If I do not feel ready for hospice services at this time, can I accept them later?

You are not alone – we’re here to help. For additional information on hospice services provided by LifePath Hospice or Good Shepherd Hospice, please call 1-800-355-8170 in Hillsborough County or 1-800-544-3280 in Polk, Highlands or Hardee County. Or visit our online Library for helpful information and additional guidance from our Chapters Health experts.


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