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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of Home Hospice Program Participants (N = 20)

From: Home hospice for older people with advanced dementia: a pilot project

  N % / Mean(SD)
Age (years) 20 83.5(8.6)
Female 14 70
Chronic Illness:   
Hypertension 13 65
Ischemic heart disease 8 40
Post-stroke 6 30
Diabetes 6 30
COPD 3 15
Cancer 3 15
Feeding tube 4 20
Years in homecare   2.8 (2.0)
Years with diagnosis of dementia   5.6 (3.6)