Hospice care

Palliative care - hospice; End-of-life care - hospice; Dying - hospice; Cancer - hospice

Hospice care helps people with illnesses that cannot be cured and who may be nearing death. The goal is to give comfort and peace instead of a cure. Hospice care provides:

  • Support for the patient and the family
  • Relief to the patient from pain and symptoms
  • Help for family members and loved ones who want to stay close to the dying patient
  • Bereavement support for family members after death

Most hospice patients are in their last 6 months of life.

Making the Decision to Start Hospice

What Hospice Care Offers

Where Does Hospice Care Take Place