Hospice 101

Hospice is in-home, end-of-life care provided by attentive and caring professionals.

Hospice professionals provide the emotional, spiritual, and medical support needed to help patients and families face their journey.

The goal is to help patients live comfortably, with dignity, when a cure is no longer possible. For many hospice patients, the familiarity of home offers a great sense of comfort and security. Hospice care can be provided in any place a patient calls home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice? Many Americans die in facilities such as hospitals or nursing homes receiving care that is not consistent with their wishes. To make sure that doesn't happen, older people need to know what their end-of-life care options are and...

What is Hospice?

What is Hospice?

Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice Will I have my own hospice team and how often will they visit?Every person receiving hospice has access to a registered nurse, social worker, hospice aide, and chaplain (also known as the interdisciplinary team) and volunteers....

Choosing a Hospice

Choosing a Hospice

Choosing a Hospice There may be one hospice organization, or several that serve your community. It is important to find out about the services that each hospice offers. If there are several hospices that serve your area, you may want to request services from a...

What is Hospice?

What is Hospice?

Hospice Is: Medical care to help someone with a terminal illness live as well as possible for as long as possible, increasing quality of life. An interdisciplinary team of professionals who address physical, psychosocial, and spiritual distress focused on both the...

When is it Time for Hospice?

When is it Time for Hospice?

Begin Hospice Care Anyone can inquire about hospice services. You or your loved one may call a local hospice and request services. The hospice staff will then contact your physician to determine if a referral to hospice is appropriate. Another way to inquire about...

Caregiver’s Guide to Hospice

Caregiver’s Guide to Hospice

If you have been a family caregiver for a while, you probably have been through a lot of transitions. Maybe your family member was in and out of the hospital several times. Perhaps he or she spent a few weeks in a rehabilitation unit or received home care services. Or...

Become a Hospice Hero

When you make a donation to The Hospice Promise Foundation, 100 percent of your donation goes directly to patients and families in need. Your generosity will make a difference in the life of another, and help ensure his or her final days are spent worry-free, surrounded by loved ones, in the peace and comfort of home.


Contact Us

4 + 2 =