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Heartland Celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Day

Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice is joining a nationwide effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision making.

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Myth: A Hospice Patient Can't Go to the Hospital

Find out the truth about hospital visits while on hospice care.

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Myth: Hospice is Only Provided in a Hospice Facility

"I didn't realize hospice care could help my dad in his assisted living apartment."

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Myth: A DNR is Necessary to Receive Hospice Care

"I thought a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order was necessary in order to receive hospice care." Click to find out the truth to this myth!

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Myth: Hospice Care is Not Provided With Comforting Treatments

"I didn't consider hospice care early enough because dad was still getting blood transfusions regularly."

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Celebrate National Social Work Month

Heartland thanks our social workers as well as all social workers around the country for their tireless effort to enrich the lives of patients every day.

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Myth: Hospice Care is Only for Patients With Cancer

"I didn't realize that my husband who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease could have benefited."

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Myth: A Caregiver is Required in Order to Receive Hospice Care

"I was under the impression that I had to be available as the designated caregiver 24 hours a day in order for my mom to get hospice."

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Myth: A Doctor Must Recommend Hospice First

"I wanted to learn more about hospice, but thought I had to wait for the doctor to bring it up first so he could order it for my brother."

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Myth: Hospice Care is Expensive

"Between doctor's visits and the cost of medications, we can't afford hospice care because we have to save everything we need for dad's ongoing needs."

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