"People in hospice are not finished. They may be on their final lap of life's race, but everyone matters until the last moment." Photographers John and Melanie Seward, courtesy of Good Shepherd Hospice.
"I love life. I don't have time for grumpy people," Bea, age 94
The Difference Between Palliative and Hospice Care: An Expert Interview With Gabriela Kaplan, RN, MSN, AOCN, Medscape Medical News, June 7, 2010
"Many people think hospice care is just about dying. Hospice care is more than that.
"Hospice brings comfort and support to people facing a life-limiting illness. It also reaches out to provide support for the family and friends who love and care for them.
Hospice care honors life's final journey, leaving a legacy of compassion and caring.
Hospice brings comfort, dignity and peace to help people live every moment of life to the fullest, leaving loved ones with memories they can treasure.
Last year, 1.4 million dying Americans were served by the nation's hospice providers, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Yet there are many facts about hospice that people are not aware of and may keep people from getting this compassionate care when they need it most.
Visalia Times Delta, November 28, 2009,
How to choose a hospice outlined in news article, http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-hospice25-2010jan25,0,6111030.story
Indeed, the" final lap" is always the most exciting!
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