Of the many hospice statistics that rattle me, 35% is near the top of the list.
Nationally, in all hospices, about 35% of the patients will be served for a week or less. In some cases, much less than a week.
These patients often arrive from a hospital setting, with the family desiring the parent or spouse to die at home. They are frequently cancer patients, and their chemo or radiation treatments were concluded a handful of days before admission. They are old and young. They are male and female. They are alert and comatose. Read More →by