The Truth About Hospice

Gateway Hospice is dedicated to providing our patients, families and customers with accurate and timely information regarding end of life services. There are many misconceptions about what hospice is and does. Interact with the boxes below to find the truth.

 

Misconception:

“In order to qualify for hospice services the patient must have only six months left to live.”

Misconception:

“Hospice does not medically treat or take care of the patient when medically needed.”

Misconception:

“Only patients with cancer or those with a few days left really need hospice services.”

 

Misconception:

“Hospice is a place where patients are sent.”