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March 3, 2014

Decision to use hospice services difficult

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The average person may not be aware hospice can be provided in a private home, hospital, skilled nursing facility, assisted living residence or in a free-standing hospice house. There may be individual circumstances when the patient’s needs cannot adequately be met in a private residence and one of the other options could be available.

Sincere appreciation is extended to Andrea LeBlanc, vice president of Merrimack Valley Hospice, for collaboration on this column. To speak directly with a representative and learn more about the hospice benefit, call 800-933-5593.

Do you have a question? We encourage inquiries and comments from our readers. Direct correspondence to ro@esmv.org or Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. 360 Merrimack Street B#5, Lawrence, MA 01843. Rosanne DiStefano is the executive director of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

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