Hospice care is a specialized form of medical care that is designed to increase the overall quality of life for a patient who is afflicted with a life-limiting illness and has been given a diagnosis of six months or less left to live. The goal of hospice care is to focus on holistically treating the patient so that they can live life to the fullest during end-of-life.
Harbor Light Hospice offers compassionate hospice care services for patients during end-of-life no matter what their disease may be. For more information on some of the specific conditions we care for, visit:
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Failure/Renal Failure
- Lung Disease
- Neurological Diseases
- And many others
Is Hospice Care the Same as Palliative Care?
Hospice care is considered to be a specialized form of palliative care; it also has a defined focus on providing comfort and support to the patient rather than cure. Anyone coping with a serious illness can enjoy the benefits that are available through palliative care; however, hospice is by definition a type of comfort care designed for a patient who has an anticipated life expectancy of less than six months