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Do They Feed You in Hospice?

Do They Feed You in Hospice?

Yes. No patient receiving hospice care is denied food or liquids. But, on the other hand, a dying person needs far less food and water than an active, healthy individual.

A decreased need for food and drink is a natural aspect of the dying process since the digestive system is one of the firstĀ organ systems to fail as death approaches. In addition, as their metabolism slows, hospice patients have a reduced need for energy and can reduce their calorie intake.