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  What is Hospice and Palliative Care?  
     
 

Hospice Care
Hospice Care is considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life limiting illness or injury.  Hospice and Palliative Care involve a team orientated approach to expert medical care, pain management, emotional, and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes.  Support is provided to the patents loved ones as well. At the center of Hospice Care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain free and with dignity, and that our families receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.

Hospice affirms life.
It neither hastens nor postpones the end of life.  It is predicated on the belief that through sensitivity, appropriate care, and the support of a caring community, terminally ill patients and their families can begin to prepare mentally and physically, to face the inevitable challenges ahead.

Palliative Care
Palliative Care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their illness or disease process.  No specific therapy is excluded from consideration.  An individuals needs would be continuously assessed, and treatment options would be explored and evaluated in the context of the individuals values and symptoms.