Hospice: Care & Comfort for Quality Living
Hospice is compassionate care for terminally ill patients and their families. Live your last months, weeks and days to the fullest, enjoying peace and dignity in your own home. Hospice is a team approach to enhancing quality of life, managing pain and allowing you to make the most of time with family. Hospice also helps survivors when precious time with a loved one has come to a close.
Peace of Mind for You and Your Family
Hospice care is customized to meet each patient's unique needs. Every situation is assessed and, in collaboration with the patient and family, a plan of care is devised. That plan may include some or all of the following:
- medical care via physician and registered nurse
- 24-hour on-call nursing
- symptom and pain control
- prescription drug assistance
- volunteer support
- spiritual support
- bereavement support
Making the Decision: When Hospice is Your Best Option
Hospice care is available to any person with a terminal diagnosis whose life expectancy is six months or less. It is sometimes difficult to determine life expectancy, but Hospice is a good option whenever other treatment has been exhausted.
Hospice is NOT about giving up, but rather focuses on quality of life and making the most of a patient's remaining time. Thanks to Hospice caregivers, patients and families can enjoy their time together while leaving the medical care to professionals. Hospice caregivers can come into a private home, nursing home, or assisted living.