Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those patients who choose not to seek aggressive medical care at the end stage of life. It is a program for patients who are considered terminal and are expected to live six months or less if the disease follows its natural course, although many patients outlive this time frame.
The hospice philosophy focuses on comfort care not curative care. The goal of hospice care is for the patient to remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible in their own home or the home of a loved one through the end of life.
Hospice care is provided in any fhome or facility setting (indeoendent residence, assisted living, adult foster care, and group homes) that the patient considers home.
Although all hospices are governed by the same rules and regulations, also called “Conditions of Participation,” not all hospices are the same. Grace Hospice offers the unique advantage of a continued close relationship with your primary care physician, and also the ability to connect you and your loved one with a physician who offers house calls. Grace Hospice offers a true continuum of care with a focus on quality of life.
Quality of life starts with excellent care provided by our team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. All of our locations are CHAP accredited – one of the most stringent accrediting bodies in the nation. Established in 2008, Grace Hospice has served thousands of patients and families in six states.