For many patients in hospice care their primary caregiving is provided by a spouse, child, grandchild or other loved one. These caregivers take on logistical challenges of navigating doctors’ orders, medications and deteriorating health and abilities in addition to the emotional burden of saying goodbye.

Few realize that one of the most valuable aspects of hospice care is our role in offering care for the caregivers – including education, support and respite care.

As part of the My Hospice campaign, we are encouraging hospice families, providers and other stakeholders to share their “My Care” stories about what it’s like to be a caregiver and how hospice programs make caring for others just a little bit easier.

Submit a My Care Story:

Are you a caregiver who has benefited from hospice support? Have you helped others take on a caregiving role? Tell us your My Hospice story! We may feature your story as part of the My Hospice campaign.

Social Media Messages:

Below are some sample social media messages that you can use to participate in the My Hospice campaign:

      • Thanks to the Medicare Hospice Benefit, caregivers don’t have to manage a loved one’s end-of-life care alone. My Care. #MyHospice
      • Hospice cares for caregivers, not just patients. My Care. My Support. #MyHospice.

My Hospice: Pam and Steve’s Story

When Steve was diagnosed with ALS, Pam became more than a wife – she also became Steve’s primary caregiver. Thanks to hospice, Pam didn’t have to face the transition alone. Watch to learn more about Steve and Pam’s journey- and share this video with #MyHospice on your Facebook page!