What is Hospice?
Hospice is not a place, it is a concept of care. There are many misconceptions about hospice, not the least of which is that hospice is some sort of gloomy place where people go to die. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. For patient, family, and loved ones, hospice is a special form of care designed to treat the full human being, not the disease.
Hospice is a comprehensive program of care designed to help people with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones complete the journey of life. Hospice provides people who are dying and their loved ones with a full range of medical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs.
"You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die." (Dame Cicely Saunders, Founder of the modern hospice movement)
"After having to use hospice for the first time in our family's lives, we all have nothing but praise for you and those involved. We recommend hospice to many now."