When should you switch to hospice care for your loved one?
When your loved one’s health care team recognizes that he or she is likely within six months of dying, they may recommend switching to hospice, a more specialized care for people with a terminal illness who are expected to die. Your loved one will still get treatment for pain relief and comfort, but hospice also offers emotional and spiritual support for them as well as you and close family.
From: What to Expect When Your Loved One Is Dying WebMD Medical Reference
Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian onJuly 30, 2018