WHAT IS HOSPICE?
Hospice is considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well. At the center of hospice and palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.
- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
- A nonprofit organization that provides education and aid for communities, hospice patients and families. Click to learn more>