End-of-life care is not something most people like to think or talk about until it is impacting them.

However, these caregivers help make the end of life transition an easier one for patients and loved ones. As the New York Assembly returns to Albany this week, one of the bills on their docket would prohibit new for-profit hospice centers in the state. Jeanne Chirico, of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State, told Capital Tonight that over the last decade there has been a nationwide trend toward for-profit hospice care.

A bill sponsored has been proposed in the state Legislature that would ban the creation of new for-profit hospice centers. Chirico said of the 41 hospice centers in the Empire State, just two of them are for-profit.