Patients who want to experience a more peaceful, comfortable end of life. Although it is estimated that nearly half of people the United States would benefit from hospice services, they have been sorely underutilized.

Many individuals in hospice die within 24-48 hours of admission – although Medicare provides coverage for 6 months and can be extended in special circumstances.

Most people who do use these services indicate that they wish they had known about hospice sooner. The number one complaint about hospice is, “Why weren’t we told sooner about hospice care?”