Hospice is a special kind of care designed to provide sensitivity and support for people in the final phase of a terminal illness. Hospice care seeks to enable patients to carry on a pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality at home or in a home-like setting.
According to the National Hospice Foundation, 80 percent of Americans said their wish is to die at home. Hospice allows you to do just that, with comfort and dignity among beloved family and friends.
Any individual who has an illness that has become end-stage may be eligible to receive hospice care. Such diseases may include but are not limited to:
- Cardiac disease
- COPD/lung disease
- Renal failure
- Liver disease
- End stage diabetes
- ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)