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What Are the 4 Stages of Hospice Care?

Routine Home Care: Routine home visits aim to provide comfort and care to ease pain and manage symptoms, as well as provide nutritional services and emotional and spiritual counseling for the patient and family.

Continuous Hospice Care: This round-the-clock care is best for patients in a “crisis state” and manages their symptoms in their current location to get their symptoms under control.

Inpatient Respite Care: If needed, hospice staff will step in to take over caregiving duties temporarily to provide short-term relief for the primary caregiver.

General Inpatient Care: This type of care is offered in a facility that can provide 24/7 inpatient care when a patient’s pain becomes uncontrollable.