Hospice is a philosophy of care.
Hospice philosophy focuses on comfort and quality at the end of life, via medical, emotional, and spiritual care for both patients and their families.
Hospice care is not only for the last few days of life. Hospice patients and their families can receive care for six months or longer, depending upon the course of illness.
Hospice care encourages living as fully as possible for as long as possible. Focusing on comfort rather than curative care, Hospice aggressively manages disease symptoms (pain, anxiety, etc.) allowing the patient and family the highest possible quality of life at its end.
Hospice care is multi-disciplinary. Under the guidance of the Hospice Medical Director, a team of specially trained professionals, Registered Nurses, Certified Nurse Aides, Social Workers, Spiritual Care Coordinators, Grief and Bereavement Counselors, and Volunteers come together to help Hospice patients and their families at the most challenging time of life.