Hospice Cares For Terminally Ill During Final Days


Trystan Mages holds a candle as she and hundreds of other family... News PhotoAbundance,Candle,Colorado,Day,Family,Healthcare And Medicine,Honor,Horizontal,Lakewood - Colorado,Love,People,USA,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2009 Getty ImagesLAKEWOOD, CO - DECEMBER 04: Trystan Mages, 13, holds a candle as she and hundreds of other family members honor loved ones who spent their final days at the Hospice of Saint John on December 4, 2009 in Lakewood, Colorado. The non-profit hospice holds an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony where the names of those who passed away at the hospice are read aloud. The hospice accepts patients regardless of their ability to pay, although most are covered by Medicare or Medicaid. End-of-life care has become a contentious issue in the current national debate on health care reform. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)