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What Families of New Hospice Patients Should Know About the Hospital Discharge Transition to Home

Updated: May 21


Hospital stays can be very hard. And, if a patient and their family are confronted with a terminal prognosis, it can be devastating. To make such situations even more challenging, families are often forced to fight through difficult emotions and quickly become an objective decision maker for their loved one’s care. If hospice is the next care step for the patient, it can be very hard to manage the details once discharge status is granted.

So, to help, we’ve compiled a list of important information and practical steps for caregivers to use in order to effectively prepare their loved one for quality, comfortable care during and after discharge.