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About Hospice

  • Hospice Care Overview

    Hospice care usually involves relieving symptoms and providing psychological and social support for the patient and family. The goal of hospice care is to provide the terminally ill patient peace, comfort, and dignity.

  • Hospice or Palliative Care: Management

    Hospice is made up of a team of caregivers who specialize in end-of-life care. This team usually includes doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, home health aides, and trained volunteers. Here are some details to help with end-of-life care.

  • Hospices Offer Comfort at Life's End

    As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.

  • Hospice and Palliative Care: Planning

    When people begin to think about their own or their loved one's death, many spiritual and ethical issues arise. This is can be a hard topic for the family and caregivers to talk about. They should listen and help sort through these issues.

  • Hospice and Palliative Care: Signs and Symptoms of Approaching Death

    Although we can never predict exactly when a terminally ill person will die, we know when the time is getting close by a combination of signs and symptoms. Not all of these signs will appear at the same time, and some may never appear at all.