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 Resources

The Bristol Foundation

The Bristol Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides education and aid for communities, hospice patients and families.

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  • Healthcare Professionals

    Stay up-to-date on the latest end-of-life care information by viewing links below. Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Hospice FAQs The Medicare Hospice...
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  • Patients & Families

    Please see below for organizations and advocacy groups who are focused on providing information about end-of-life care: Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)...
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  • Bereavement and Grief Resources

    Grief may be experienced in response to physical losses, such as death, or in response to symbolic or social losses such as divorce or loss of a job. The...
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