Hospice care is beneficial for anyone of any age, with any life limiting disease; it is provided when it is believed patients have six months, or less, to live. While many hospice patients have cancer, hospice care provides great comfort and support for patients with all types of illnesses including heart, lung, kidney, vascular and neuromuscular diseases, Alzheimer's and other types of dementias, AIDS and birth defects.
- Choices about what types of care and support they personally wish to receive - and where they wish to receive it;
- Control of pain and other symptoms so they can spend each day in comfort and enjoy quality time with friends and loved ones;
- Spiritual and emotional support that helps them and their families address difficulties, fears and end-of-life issues;
- The ability to stay at home, in a nursing home or in one of our home-like Hospice Centers, surrounded by the people and things they love most.