This special form of care is for those diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and emphasizes on comfort and the quality of life rather than length of life.  Being on hospice does not mean the patient is confined to a bed. The goal of hospice care is to relieve pain and suffering, provide comfort and support, and allow people to live their final days with dignity. Patients are cared for in the setting that they consider “home.” This can be in the patient’s home, an assisted living facility, residential care facility, a nursing home or contracted inpatient facility.

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