But I have good excuses! (Doesn’t everyone?)
In hospice, a family should consider Medicare’s respite benefit when the patient—when your loved one—has been receiving care for an extended period of time.
Respite is rest. Respite is taking a break from the intensive and extensive support of a beloved family member or friend who is dying. Respite, based on the guidelines of the Medicare hospice benefit, can be for up to five days.
But taking a break is the proverbial easy to say and hard to do.
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Let me give you a trivial personal example of the need we can have for respite. Read More →by