Hospice is the only licensed health agency that focuses on end-of-life care. Unlike most home health care providers, hospice recognizes that the patient will not get well and provides comfort and support, rather than a cure.
Hospice care is provided by a team of interdisciplinary caregivers. These professionals and specially trained volunteers attend to a wide range of physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Hospice care focuses on the entire family, and educates loved ones about caring for the patient. Hospice care does not end when the patient dies. Bereavement services are provided for family members for up to 13 months after the patient’s death.