What is hospice?
Hospice is the belief that everyone has a right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that families will receive the necessary support to allow each of us to do so.
This is achieved through a team approach by providing the patient with medical care and pain management and the family with emotional and spiritual support as the needed.
Hospice focuses on caring, not curing.
What is specifically provided by hospice?
An experienced staff comprised of doctors, specialists and volunteers are available to assist the patient in their needs. Each will provide care according to their area of expertise. In addition, hospice will help provide medications, supplies, equipment and hospital services that are related to the life-limiting illness. The hospice can assist the patient and family in locating community resources for additional care and items not covered by hospice.