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How Long Before a Hospice Patient Dies?

How Long Before a Hospice Patient Dies?

About 90 percent of hospice care patients pass away within six months of entering hospice. While each person is unique, some common signs of an approaching death may involve:

Deterioration of a person’s health
A loss of consciousness
Both vision and hearing deteriorate.
A person may be agitated and confused
They may stop taking food and liquids
Heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure gradually decrease
Breathing becomes irregular
The person may become irresponsive