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
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.