Care for those facing life-limiting illnesses
Hospice is a concept of healthcare that provides for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients with life-limiting illnesses, as well as caring for the needs and feelings of the patient’s entire family.
The goal of hospice is not to cure illness, but to ease a patient’s passage from life. Community Hospice helps patients and their families decide the course of their healthcare with assistance from their doctors and hospice professionals.
Hospice makes it possible for patients to live and die with dignity. Hospice care:
Enhances quality of life when quantity is limited
Specializes in patients with life-limiting illness and families who face grief
Provides the best in symptom control and comfort when cure is no longer possible
Offers emotional and spiritual support to patients and to their families
Embraces the patient/family as the unit of care
The hospice philosophy affirms life and regards dying as a natural process that should be neither hastened nor prolonged and that can be met with richness of spirit.