Of the many hospice statistics that rattle me, 28% is near the top of the list.
According to 2016 statistics, 27.9% of all hospice patients will be served for a week or less. In some cases, much less than a week. Death will come in a couple of days. Or a few hours.
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.
Many are in pain. Read More →by