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All About Hospice

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Hospice care tucson, Hospice in tucson, Hospices in tucson

You may have heard of hospice care but be unfamiliar with the details. You’re not alone. Many Americans have no reason to learn much about it until they or a loved one are in need of holistic hospices where they can get the help they need to make the most of life all the way to the end. Read on to learn more about hospices and what to expect.

Hospice History

The first hospices were set up in the 11th century by a religious order seeking to serve pilgrims on the road to Jerusalem. These early hospices served both as places to tend the sick and as places of hospitality for travelers. The word was first applied to specialized medical care by Dame Cicely Saunders. The first American legislation to provide funding for hospices was passed in 1974 by Senators Frank E. Moss and Frank Church.

The Use of Hospice

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