Hospice and Palliative Care
Comfort and support for patients and families who are experiencing a life-limiting illness or the loss of a loved one.
Hospice is a philosophy of care focusing on providing the best possible quality of life for patients faced with a terminal illness.
Palliative care is a medical specialty focused on providing symptom management, assisting patients and families in navigating serious illness, making medication decsisions and managing stress.
This article provides information about accessing hospice (end of life) services within a nursing home setting.
Understand how a terminal illness affects eating and how to support a patient during this time.
Palliative radiation is the use of radiation to treat a specific area, and in some cases to reduce side effects such as pain and bleeding. Palliative radiation is done to improve the quality of life of the patient.
Supportive articles and websites for bereavement, hospice and grief.