BANGOR — There may be myths around hospice care, but Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County want to change people’s views.
Lori Johnson of Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County said the plan is to debunk misconceptions people may have through a Zoom seminar on Feb. 4.
She said they will try to set the record straight about hospice care.
“Currently, the average length of stay for hospice, a hospice patient, to receive services is only 78 days, which is really unfortunate because services can be elected much sooner and people are really missing out on a lot of the worthwhile services,” Johnson said.
“So that is the biggest myth, I want to say,” she said.
More often than not, the doctor or nurse at a patient’s hospital will initiate the hospice care, but according to Johnson, families should discuss hospice care at the earliest convenience.
To register and get more information, contact Ellsworth Adult Education or MDI Adult Education.