What is Hospice Care?
Hospice is not
a place. It is a philosophy of care that
recognizes dying is not just a medical event, but a personal one as well. The focus is on maintaining quality of life
when curative measures are no longer viable. Hospice is considered the model for quality
compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness.
Hospice will help you and your family make
choices about end-of-life issues and enable you to have greater control over
symptom management will allow you to live as fully and comfortably as possible.
emphasizes quality, rather than length of life.
Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. It affirms life and regards dying as a normal