Hospice care is healthcare that specializes in the quality of life for people who are suffering from an advanced, life-limiting illness. Hospice care provides compassionate care for people in the final stages of an incurable disease so that they may live as well and comfortably as possible.
Hospice philosophy affirms life, but does not try to either hasten or postpone death. Hospice care treats the person and symptoms of the disease, but not the disease itself. A team of medical experts work together to manage the illness’s symptoms so that a person’s final days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones.