When is the best time to become a Hospice patient? Who should make this decision? How long can a patient be in Hospice?

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The decision to enter Hospice is best made by the patient and family in consultation with their doctor. Hospice patients must have an illness or condition that would indicate a life expectancy of six months or less and they may remain hospice patients as long as this is so. It is possible to discontinue Hospice services at any time, should the patient’s condition improve or their goals change.

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