What is Hospice & Palliative Care ?

Hospice and palliative care is a patient centered approach which focuses on maintaining dignity, increasing quality of life and providing comfort and care. Our services are offered to patients in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals or in their own home.

Rather than "curative care", where caregivers and physicians focus on curing a person facing a life limiting illness, hospices offers "palliative or comfort care," where the patient, family or loved ones have decide that quality of life, for whatever time remains, is the primary focus. Palliative care concentrates on managing pain controlling symptoms for the patient, providing emotional and spiritual guidance for all affected.

At the heart of hospice, it is the belief that every person has the right to die pain free, with dignity, and the family of a hospice patient needs care and support as well.