Hospice care is at its best when it comes at the right time.

After decades of caring for people during the last weeks or months of their lives, hospice is still seen by many as the referral of ‘last resort’. Frequently, we get a call only when death is expected within hours or days. Why does this happen? Physicians may be unsure of when a hospice referral might…

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Congratulations to M. Raphelson, MD

Congratulations to M. Raphelson, MD, Medical Director at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, for your advancement to the status of Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). From the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine: “One of the highest honors the Academy can bestow on a physician is recognition as…

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