Definition of hospice
1 : a lodging for travelers, young persons, or the underprivileged especially when maintained by a religious order
2 : a program designed to provide palliative care and emotional support to the terminally ill in a home or homelike setting so that quality of life is maintained and family members may be active participants in care; also : a facility that provides such a program
Examples of hospice in a Sentence
She chose to go to a hospice instead of a hospital.
the monks run a hospice for travelers in their mountain retreat
Recent Examples of hospice from the Web
Medicaid paid for hospice nurses to visit the house three times each week, and the rest was left to Ebony.
The association excluded claims from members with cancer and those enrolled in hospice or palliative care.
Burney, who had recently been in hospice care, was the 2016 recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award presented by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
Years later, in the final months of his father’s life, Michael began visiting him in hospice.
Prosecutors say the company submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for medically unnecessary therapy, hospice service and substandard nursing care.
Accordingly, the two big government health-insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare, both provide payment for hospice services.
Jack Golodner, 85, former director of the AFL-CIO’s department for professional employees, died May 13 at a hospice center in Washington.
Diane Doyle Strobel left her job at age 61 after her husband, Dennis, was admitted to hospice care.
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HOSPICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hospice for English Language Learners
: a place that provides care for people who are dying
: a place where travelers can stay; especially : an inn kept by people in a religious organization
Medical Definition of hospice
: a facility or program designed to provide a caring environment for meeting the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill
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