Hospice Topic Guide
Hospice: Although hospice is an idea not dependent on a particular place or facility, hospice is delivered to the patient and the family at a place. The place is most often the patient's home because that's where most people would like to be in their final months. When hospice care is provided outside the home, every effort is made to make the place as homelike as possible.
Chronic Pain Chronic pain is pain that persists for a period of six months or longer, and is the result of a long-standing medical condition(s) or damage to the body. Common sources of chronic pain include headaches, back pain, and arthritis. There are several types of pain including general somatic pain, visceral pain, bone pain, muscle cramps, neuropathy, circulatory problems, and headache pain. Chronic pain may be managed with over-the-counter or prescription medications.
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