The Ledger: Some Hospices Want to Expand Traditional Boundaries

Hospitals, doctors, hospices and others recognize that patients with chronic, severely limiting illnesses often need services beyond traditional hospital and doctor care before their illness is so advanced they meet time guidelines for traditional hospice.


Understanding the difference between traditional hospice care and community based palliative care can be difficult. Partly that’s because hospices give palliative care to their traditional patients; services like pain control, symptom management, counseling, emotional and spiritual support and other comfort aimed at enhancing quality of life.

Discover how the McAdoo family benefited from the expansion of these services by Chapters Health System here.