Hospice is a program of compassionate, family-centered care. It allows patients with a life-limiting illness or injury to remain at home, in greater control of their lives, surrounded by the people and things that give life meaning and comfort.
Since the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a terminal disease affect everyone in the home. Hospice care serves the entire family, not just the patient. It involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the person’s needs and wishes.