Hospice is not about giving up. It’s about giving care. Hospice services include medications, medical supplies and equipment to manage patients’ symptoms and promote comfort. Hospice provides 24-hour-a-day support for patients and their families, as well as bereavement (grief) counseling for families and friends following the death of a loved one.

Contrary to what many people think, hospice is not a physical place. It is a service that comes to wherever people live, whether that’s a hospital, an assisted living facility or a home.

At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that every person has the right to die pain free and with dignity—and that families deserve care and support as well.

You may want to discuss hospice care with your physician if any or all of the following are present in your loved one:

    • Progressive declining health, despite treatment
    • Increased or uncontrollable pain
    • Frequent hospitalizations
    • Repeat or multiple infections
    • Progressive or profound weakness and fatigue
    • Shortness of breath with or without oxygen
    • Decreased ability to perform daily activities
    • Alterations in mental status
    • Exhausted patient and family or caregivers
    • The desire to stop aggressive treatments