What is a Hospice?

In simple terms, this is a special idea in care-giving formatted to provide comfort and support for patients and their families when a terminal illness limits their lives.

It is good to note that Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. It is mainly managed by volunteers and professionals with specialised knowledge of medicare.

The sole aim of a hospice is to improve the quality of life of a patient’s last days through comfort and dignity.

A Hospice deals with emotional and socio-spiritual influence of the disease on the patient and the patient’s family and friends.