Hospice care enrollment skyrockets
Hospice is a growing and viable option for quality end-of-life care. In 1999, hospice was provided to at least 700,000 patients, up from 540,000 in 1998. Clearly, as Americans learn more about hospice, they are recognizing that it’s the kind of end-of-life care they want and need.
As this quote, from an article in The Fort Morgan Times, explains, the number of patients taking advantage of hospice care is growing by leaps and bounds. With a jump of 160,000 participants in just one year, it looks as if attempts to educate the public about the mental and physical benefits of hospice are having a noticeable impact.