Hospice is About Living
St. Elizabeth Hospice is about more than just care for the dying. Hospice and palliative care can make more meaningful moments possible by focusing on whole-person care. It’s really about living well. It is about helping individuals and their loved ones to live well in accordance with their beliefs, values and personal needs.
Hospice care focuses on the pain, symptoms, and stress of a terminal illness. Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team overseen by Board-certified Hospice and Palliative Care physicians. This team works directly with the patient, their family members and caregivers, to provide care for the whole person in mind, body and spirit.
Hospice care is often confused with Palliative Care. Hospice is just one part or layer of Palliative Care and is only applicable in the final stages of life. To learn more about the St. Elizabeth Palliative Care program, click here.