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Even after fighting the most courageous battles against brain tumors, the war is sometimes lost.  When death is imminent and every possible treatment has been exhausted, there is an organization called Hospice which is dedicated to easing the dying process for the patient, caregiver, and family.  Hospice is a program designed to provide a caring environment for the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill.

The decision to bring in Hospice care allows the patient the right to his or her dignity in the privacy of their own home or Hospice facility with the assistance of skilled nurses who work closely with the patient's doctor and caregiver to allow the last days of life to be as comfortable as possible.

Hospice professionals assist the caregiver and family during the last months or weeks of life.  They help prepare the family for the loss of their loved one.  Hospice care is extremely dedicated and focused on every aspect of the end of life process and cares not only for the patient, but the patient's family as well.
 

bulletHospice Foundation of America - HFA is a nonprofit organization that promotes hospice care and works to educate professionals and the families they serve in issues relating to caregiving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement. 
 
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