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Hospice FAQs Durham NC

Learn more about hospice care from these ferquently asked questions. This information appears courtesy of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Hospice of Wake County, Inc.
(919) 828-0890
21 Colony West, Suite 130
Durham, NC
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Community Home Care & Hospice
(919) 806-5040
1738 Hillandale Rd Ste 203
Durham, NC

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Hospice of Wake County,, Inc.
(919) 828-0890
21 Colony West, Suite 130
Durham, NC
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Hospice Care

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Liberty Home Care and Hospice
(919) 471-1368
2608 G Carver Street
Durham, NC
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Hospice Care

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Liberty Home Care and Hospice
(919) 471-1368
2608 G Carver Street
Durham, NC
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Liberty Home Care & Hospice
(919) 471-1368
3328 Guess Rd Ste 1B
Durham, NC

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Hospice of Wake County
(919) 828-0890
21 W Colony Pl Ste 130
Durham, NC

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Duke Hospice
(919) 620-3853
4321 Medical Park Drive Suite 101
Durham, NC
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Hospice Care

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Duke HomeCare & Hospice
(919) 620-3853
4321 Medical Park Dr Ste 101
Durham, NC

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Community Home Care and Hospice
(919) 806-5040
3505 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC
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Hospice Care

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Editor’s Note: This information appears courtesy of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). It has been adapted for GilbertGuide.com.

When should a decision about entering a hospice program be made—and who should make it?

At any time during a life-limiting illness, it’s appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s care options, including hospice. By law the decision belongs to the patient. Understandably, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of stopping an all-out effort to “beat” their disease. Hospice staff members are highly sensitive to these concerns and are always available to discuss them with the patient, family and physician.

Should I wait for our physician to raise the possibility of hospice or should I raise it first?

The patient and family should feel free to discuss hospice care at any time with their physician, other health care professionals, clergy or friends.

What if our physician doesn’t know about hospice?

Most physicians know about hospice. If your physician wants more information, it is available from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, medical societies, state hospice organizations, local hospices, or the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Helpline at 1-800-658-8898. In addition, physicians and all others can obtain information on hospice from the American Cancer Society, the American Association of Retired Persons, and the Social Security Adm...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide