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By: Dr. Bryan Hooker, Hospice Atlanta Medical Director What do you think of when you hear the word hospice? You think “game over,” right? Well that’s not necessarily accurate. Hospice care, as a philosophy, focuses on the relief of terminally ill patients’ symptoms and pain while attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. Contrary to the assumption that hospice equals death, data shows that early referral to hospice actually improves life expectancy.

By: Norene Mostkoff, President & CEO People are social creatures; we crave human connection at some level. Often, the elderly are shut out from the daily hustle and bustle of their family's busy lives. They can get lonely. Recently, a patient reached out to me with a question. After speaking with her, I realized what she really needed was just someone to talk to.