What makes Hospice different than other levels of care?

Hospice offers palliative care rather than curative treatment.

Hospice focuses on pain and symptom control that enable the patient to live as fully as comfortable as possible.


Hospice treats the person, not the disease.

The hospice interdisciplinary team cares for the medical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

Hospice care emphasizes quality, rather than length of life.

Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; it affirms life and understands that dying is a natural part of the cycle of life.


Hospice comes to you.

Hospice care is provided at home, including nursing homes and assisted living residences - wherever home is.


Hospice continues to care for the family.

Even after the death of the patient, hospice continues to care for the family by providing grief counseling.