You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”
—Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern-day hospice movement
Hospice care is a type of care that focuses on comfort and quality of life not only for the individual receiving services, but also support for their loved ones and/or caregivers.
Hospice care utilizes an interdisciplinary, holistic approach of skilled nursing, medical social work, spiritual support and counseling, therapy, personal care, and even volunteers to provide the support that someone facing a terminal/life-limiting illness may require.
In addition to the supportive care, hospice provides tangible resources to patients including medications, supplies and equipment which aids a person receiving care in remaining comfortable in their home setting.