Hospice care can often help sooner than you think.    

November is National Home Care & Hospice month.

Hospice is a type of care that is frequently misunderstood. Many people assume that hospice care is only available during the last days or weeks of someone’s life. The reality is that hospice care is a benefit that can support an aging parent or other loved who is terminally ill for months, and in some cases, even years.

Kim & Mike Barnes of Parenting Aging Parents talk with Jennifer Prescott of Partnering Sponsor Blue Water Homecare and Hospice. They discuss how hospice care focuses on pain relief and managing symptoms, instead of trying to cure the patient’s illness, along with who pays for hospice care, do you need a doctor’s order, can you still have your own doctor, where can hospice care be provided and how do you ask for it.