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Hospice Care

Programs that provide a full range of palliative and supportive services for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, counseling, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family. A hospice may be a freestanding facility, a unit in a hospital or other institution or a program of a hospital, agency or institution.

Taxonomy Code: LT-300

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