What Is Hospice?

Learn more about Hospice care

HomeHospice CareWhat Is Hospice?

Hospice provides supportive care to people and their families who are facing an incurable illness – and who have a life expectancy of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course. This compassionate care is provided wherever the patient needs it, whether at home, at a residential care facility, or in a skilled nursing facility.

Levels Of Hospice

Most patients will want to receive hospice care at home if they are able. It’s where they feel most comfortable, it’s where they have their memories, their pets, their belongings. It’s a natural human instinct to want to spend your final days in a familiar space surrounded by the ones you love.

Hospice Facts

Navigating the healthcare world can be a difficult task full of unanswered questions. Hospice can be even more difficult because it deals with a topic that most of us would like to avoid. But the facts are important.

Learning Hospice Terms

Equally as important as knowing the facts is knowing the language and terminology: