What is Hospice?

Hospice care focuses on medical and personal comfort for people with advanced disease.

Hospice is comfort care for those facing end of life issues. Staff members help with physical symptoms like pain, nausea or breathing difficulty.

Hospice is health care for someone with an advanced illness. For many patients, hospice can be an alternative to staying in – or returning to – a hospital. Most of the time, Sanctuary Hospice care is provided to people in their homes. Patients may also choose to go to Sanctuary Hospice House.

Sanctuary Hospice works with patients to understand their goals and objectives for this time in their lives. When a patient first enrolls in hospice, members of the hospice team visit the patient and family to learn their needs and preferences.

Hospice is designed to help individuals and families cope with what is important to them.  Hospice is about making the most of each day and enjoying the best quality of life possible.  It's about meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of individuals and their families.  We will bring our care to you, whether in the home, assisted living or long term care community.

Hospice is much more than just care at the end of life.  It is comprehensive mind, body, and spiritual care for the individual as well as the circle of friends and family who care for the patient.  

Our caring staff members provide more than just the right medications.  They address fears and anxiety.  They help patients and families know what to expect and how to plan for the future.  They offer physical support and comfort.