What is Hospice?

Hospice is a special kind of care for people facing life-limiting illnesses, their families and their care givers that treats the physical needs of the patient as well as their emotional and spiritual needs. Hospice care involves a core interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who provide medical, psychological, and spiritual support for the terminally ill, and assistance to their families. Focused on pain control and symptom management, the care is primarily based in the home, enabling families to remain together in peace, comfort, and dignity.