The term Hospice comes from the Latin root word "hospitium", which means hospitable. In medieval times, hospice was a place of shelter for travelers on a difficult journey. No journey is more difficult than that of one suffering a terminal illness.
Today, hospice is a philosophy of care that accepts dying as a natural part of life. Hospice provides support and care in the last phases of incurable disease and illness, so that people may live as fully and as comfortable as possible. Hospice care affirms life — it neither hastens nor postpones death.
Hospice care is a family-centered approach that includes a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, and trained volunteers, as well as other services as needed. When medicine can't find a cure, we offer a team of caregivers dedicated to providing comfort, compassion and choice to patients and families facing end-of-life issues. The team works collaboratively focusing on the dying patient's needs, be they physical, psychological, or spiritual.