Hospice care is an important step in the care journey for people living with a serious or advanced illness. Yet many studies have documented that African Americans and other minority older adults utilize hospice care at far lower rates than older white adults across all diagnoses and settings of care.

Suncoast Hospice, a member of Empath Health, has been Pinellas County’s community hospice for more than 40 years. With that experience comes the understanding of how it can improve quality of life while honoring important cultural beliefs.

Read the Q&A with Carol Li, DO in The Weekly Challenger.