Maine Voices: Calling hospice doesn’t mean giving up; it means taking charge
What comes to mind when you hear the word “hospice”? Is it fear, uncertainty, last resort, pain, your family?
Most people who have had experience with hospice have a positive perception of hospice care. It’s quite common for families to remark, “I don’t know how we could have made it through those last days without the help from hospice.”
But for others, who are unfamiliar with hospice, fears and misconceptions about what hospice is and what the service provides often prevents people from utilizing care at a time in their lives when they need it the most. ...see original coverage...