Exploring hospice and palliative care

If you or loved ones are facing a serious illness, you may have heard the terms “palliative care” or “hospice.” You might have even heard these terms used interchangeably. But palliative care and hospice aren’t the same. While they have a lot in common, there are some important differences. CHP provides both, but to get…

Most Wait Too Long to Start Hospice

Hospice centers provide valuable end-of-life care for those facing terminal illness. So, why aren’t more people using these centers for longer stays? Established in 1982, the Medicare hospice benefit (MHB) gives recipients access to high-quality care near the end of their lives. But, research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society states that those who utilize…

Myths and Facts about Hospice

Lack of information, misunderstandings, and fear keep many people from taking advantage of hospice services. The truth is, dying is an uncomfortable subject that most people don’t what to think about. Thankfully, CHP Hospice offers an incredibly compassionate and loving approach to a terribly unsettling experience. Here are some common myths, and the facts, about…