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Hospice is a program of care and support for those suffering from a terminal illness. The history of hospice care in the United States has grown from a volunteer-led movement to improve care for people facing death without someone beside them—whether they are isolated or in hospitals—to a significant part of the health care system.
In 2008, 1.45 million individuals and their families received hospice care. Hospice is the only Medicare benefit that includes pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and twenty-four hour, seven days a week access to care and support for loved ones following the death of a loved one. Hospice care is also covered by Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Hospice care is available to people in their homes, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities.