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What is Hospice?

Hospice is a philosophy of care focused on comfort and quality of life, intended to give seriously ill patients and their loved ones meaningful time together when the focus is on the people, not the disease.

Watch this series of videos to get answers to the question "What is Hospice?"

Hospice is a Service, Not a Place

Hospice is a service that almost always goes to the patient and family, in the place they feel most comfortable: home. Hospice is a Service >

Hospice is Not About Giving Up; It’s About Hope

While many believe hospice is an option that requires “giving up,” it’s more important to focus on what matters most to the patient as they near the end of life. Hospice is Not about Giving Up >

Hospice is a Full Range of Care

By managing care and offering support to patients and their families, hospice is a full service that helps people through a very difficult time. Hospice is a Full Range of Care >

Hospice Puts the Patient and Family in Control

Hospice is a service that puts the patient and family in control to make decisions. The hospice care team supports those decisions and makes recommendations as needed. Hospice Puts the Patient and Family in Control >

Hospice is a Choice

Hospice gives patients and their loved ones an option for end-of-life care outside of aggressive medical treatments, and it’s their right to choose. Hospice is a choice >