Hospice is a special kind of care for terminally ill people and their
families. For centuries, the term "hospice" described a place where
weary or sick travelers could receive food, shelter and rest. Today's
hospice is not a place, but rather a comprehensive and coordinated
program, offering compassionate care to terminally ill people and their
families at the end of life. Hospice care can take place anywhere a
patient calls home - their own home, a nursing home, or an assisted
living or other long-term care facility.
The goal of hospice care is comfort, rather than cure. Focus is
placed on comfort and quality of life, through physical, emotional and
spiritual support for patients and their loved ones. Through a
multidisciplinary approach to care, our team strives to ensure patients
are free of pain and symptoms, allowing them to live their last weeks
and months to the fullest.
Families who choose hospice receive a variety of services. In
addition to care for the patient, programs such as grief support and
volunteer services are designed to help families and their loved ones
throughout their hospice journey.