Hospice is about comfort. We will make every effort to keep a patient comfortable whereever they call home. Sometimes a symptom arises in the course of the patient’s care that is not able to be controlled despite home hospice interventions. In these cases, patients can be admitted to the hospital short-term to get that symptom managed under the hospice general inpatient benefit. The goal is to get the patient comfortable as soon as possible so that they can return home.
I was told by a doctor that if my loved one enters hospice care, they can’t return to the hospital. Is that right?