Oct 30

Exploring the (hidden)costs to families of home-based hospice care

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“Hospice has catapulted from a sector led by nonprofits and volunteers to one dominated by investor-owned companies.

In the process, hospice has ballooned into a nearly $19 billion industry. It's now the most profitable service sector in health care, as the industry’s business model relies heavily on unpaid family caregivers.”

 

https://www.nashvillepublicradio.org/post/cost-dying-hospice-s-biggest-fans-now-have-second-thoughts?fbclid=IwAR0dIXrPG4YhR7cBtzRtHthvK6s7iiwCC6-IiMKvBdbVujSp3miA5D3fTww#stream/0

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