In Home Hospice Care & Palliative Care
The focus of hospice care relies on the belief that each of us has the right to pass pain-free and with dignity, and that our loved ones will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. The hospice team provides support to ensure the highest quality of life possible for the person living with a life-limiting illness.
Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice and palliative care involve a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well.
- Hospice focuses on caring, not curing and, in most cases, care is provided in the patient’s home.
- Hospice care also is provided in freestanding hospice centers, hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
- Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness.
- Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations.
To learn more, please call Hospice & Palliative Care 520-547-7000.