What is Hospice?
Hospice is not a place, but an approach to end of life care that provides comfort and a dignified end-of-life experience to patients and their families. Hospice is provided where a patient lives, whether that is a personal residence; a long term care facility; an assisted living facility or a hospital. Often times, electing hospice is misperceived as giving up. However, choosing hospice is a decision that comes from a place of strength, courage and acceptance. When a patient chooses to spend their remaining time surrounded by loved ones, pursuing palliative care and comfort, there is a sense of peace, for the patient and their family.