Hints on how to make Medicare’s hospice benefits work

COMMENTARY /// Healthcare for the elderly

David Sayen
Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one.
Hospice is intended to help terminally-ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. It doesn’t focus on curing disease and it’s not only for people with cancer.
Medicare’s hospice benefit covers care, and you shouldn’t have to go outside of hospice to get care except in rare situations. Once you choose hospice, your hospice benefit should cover everything you...

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