Hospice is an approach to end-of-life care that addresses the needs of the terminally ill and their family.* Hospice considers the whole person—the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social—as it seeks to ease suffering, protect dignity, and respect the choices of the dying.
- What is hospice?
- When should I consider hospice?
- Who is eligible for hospice?
- Who pays for hospice care?
- What services does hospice provide?
- Who provides care?
- Who makes end-of-life decisions?
- What levels of care are available?
- What are the advantages of hospice care?
- What if I'm not quite ready for hospice care?
- Frequently Asked Questions about Hospice (FAQs)
- Información en Español
*The word "family" is intended to represent the significant people in the patient's life although they may not be directly related.