A study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management found that the mean survival was 29 days longer for hospice patients than those who chose not to elect hospice care. More importantly, they were spared much painful, expensive, and intrusive treatment, and they could lean on the compassionate support offered by hospice staff and volunteers.

A 2004 University of Pittsburgh study in the Journal of Medical Care revealed that on average interviewees were willing to trade seven months of healthy life just to ensure better quality of care in the final month of life. A “good death” is most precious and it can happen with Hospice of Kankakee Valley.