By Jim Parker at Hospice News, 11/21/19

“Rural families have less access to hospice care programs than people in more concentrated populations, according to a 2015 study. …

“ ‘Rural palliative care is different. The expertise that organizations have developed around delivering palliative care in other geographic areas doesn’t always naturally translate,’ said Brian Mistler, chief operating officer of Resolution Care. ‘Also, a lot of the patient population that we serve in rural communities don’t have the same privileges that some of the rest of us have. It’s hard to wrap our minds around the impact that lack of access to the social determinants of health and lack of socioeconomic status has on health care in general.’ ”

Read more about how ResolutionCare serves our rural population in Jim Parker’s article at Hospice News.