End of Life Care Planning- Hospice Decisions: Hospice care, usually in-home, is designed for people in the terminal stages of their disease. Choosing hospice is not about giving up or giving in even though hospice care is for those with a life expectancy of fewer than 6 months. Rather, it is about increasing patients' comfort and reducing the stress of a person undergoing treatment and the stress of their caregivers and families.
There are many considerations involved in the decision to use hospice and which services and providers to choose. Hospice should be addressed as early as possible after diagnosis, as with all critical end-of-life decisions. It may be too late to properly consider the options and help your loved one make the right choice when the time comes during which hospice may be appropriate.
For a comprehensive set of resources on hospice, including caregivers' tools, please see the Hospice Foundation of America.
Please watch the below video to understand better about "Hospice and Lung Cancer"
Reference- Hospice Decisions. (2014, August 7). LUNGevity Foundation. https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers/caregiver-resource-center/end-of-life-planning/hospice-decisions