About Our Care
Caring for Life Throughout the Journey
Hospice care is considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. It involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Hospice care is most often provided in the last six months of life when a cure is no longer an option and requires a referral from a physician. Holistic in approach with a focus on quality of life, support is also provided to the patient’s loved ones during the course of the hospice care and for 13 months following the death of a loved one.
Supportive care, sometimes known as palliative care, is patient care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating suffering during advanced illness. Supportive care is provided throughout the continuum of illness and involves addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Care is designed to facilitate patient autonomy, access to information, goals of care conversations and patient choice. Unlike hospice care, supportive care is provided in conjunction with other medical specialties.