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Common Hospice Care Questions

Facing a life-limiting illness can be overwhelming on many levels. We are here to help you. To guide you through the journey, our experts are on call and eager to share their knowledge. Below we’ve listed common hospice care questions but feel free to contact us at any time to speak with a member of our Good Shepherd Hospice team.

Q. Isn't hospice only for those who are bedridden and very ill?
Q. Will hospice treatment hasten the progression of my disease?
Q. Does becoming a hospice patient mean that I will no longer receive treatment?
Q. Will my home be turned into a hospital ward?
Q. What if I can't afford to pay for hospice services?
Q. As a hospice patient, will I lose my freedom to travel?
Q. Can I discontinue hospice care whenever I choose?
Q. If I do not feel ready for hospice services at this time, can I accept them later?

You are not alone – we’re here to help.

To learn more about hospice care provided by Good Shepherd Hospice to residents in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties and other services, please call our helpful Good Shepherd Hospice team at 1.800.544.3280 or send an email to info@chaptershealth.org

 

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