What is Hospice?
Hospice is a holistic approach to health care for those with a life-limiting illness. The goal of hospice is to alleviate pain and control symptoms with an emphasis on quality of life.
The hospice care team surrounds the patient and family with a “circle of care” made up of several professionals focused on providing spiritual, social, emotional and medical support. This approach ensures the decision-making process includes the patient and family, allowing greater control over their care.