+ What is hospice? Is it a place?

Hospice is not a place but a philosophy of care. Hospice care is palliative which means it focuses on patient comfort and quality of life. Most of our patients are cared for in the comfort of their homes or in a home-like setting of choice such as a nursing home, personal care home, or assisted living residence. If a symptom is difficult to manage in the home, a patient may be admitted to a hospital for short-term symptom management; however, it is the goal of hospice to help patients remain at home, in their familiar surroundings, when possible. Back to FAQ’s