What is Hospice?

What is Hospice?

Hospice is specialized medical care for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness.

It is not a place, but rather a concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatment.

Hospice services include providing

  • related medications
  • medical supplies
  • equipment

to manage patients’ symptoms and promote comfort. With our outpatient hospice services we come to you, whether it is at your home or a nursing facility.

We address all symptoms of a disease, with a special emphasis on controlling a patient’s pain and discomfort.

We also deal with the emotional, social and spiritual impact of the disease.

We offer a variety of counseling and bereavement services to families before and after a patient’s death.

Although many hospice patients are cancer patients, hospices accept anyone regardless of age or type of illness who has been diagnosed as terminal.