Hospice Care

Hospice is a special kind of service that provides compassionate, supportive care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. The goal is not to administer curative treatment, but instead to provide comfort and care to patients who wish to live out the remainder of their lives on their own terms. Hospice focuses on preserving the dignity and privacy of the patient while providing relief from the symptoms of their illness.

Care is delivered through regular visits to the patient’s place of residence, whether that be in their own home, the hospital or another assisted-care facility. Hospice workers meet with each patient, their family and their physician to create a plan of care best suited to their unique personal and medical needs. Through hospice, you will have access to a team of skilled professionals, including:

  • Registered nurses
  • Hospice medical directors/physicians
  • Home Health aides
  • Chaplains
  • Trained volunteers
  • Therapists (occupational, physical and speech)
  • Bereavement coordinators
  • Social workers