You or a family member can contact a hospice that serves your area. One of the first things the hospice will do, if you decide you want hospice care, is contact your physician to make sure he/she agrees that hospice care is appropriate. Your doctor must certify that you are terminally ill and may have less than six months to live, if the disease takes its expected course. Even if you live longer than six months, you can get hospice care if your doctor continues to certify that you are terminally ill.
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