The General Philosophy of Hospice Care
Hospice provides palliative support and care for persons in the last phases of a life-limiting disease so that they may live as fully, as comfortably, and with as much dignity as possible. Hospice recognizes that the dying process is a part of the normal process of living and focuses on enhancing the quality of remaining life.
Hospice affirms life. It neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care, and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs that individuals and their families may be free to attain a degree of satisfaction and peace in preparation for death.
Hospice recognizes that human growth and development can be a lifelong process. Hospice seeks to preserve and promote the inherent potential for growth within individuals and families during such a powerful transitional time.
Hospice offers palliative care for all individuals and their families without regard to age, gender, nationality, race, creed, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis, availability of a primary caregiver, or ability to pay.