Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. The focus is on comfort, not on curing an illness.
- Care is provided by a specially trained team of professionals and caregivers.
- Family caregivers can get support.
- Care is generally provided in the home, but may be provided wherever the patient is.
- Services may include medication, physical care, counseling, equipment, and supplies for the terminal illness and related condition(s).