What is Hospice?

Originating centuries ago from the concept of a place of shelter for those on a long journey, hospice now refers to a philosophy of care provided at home, in a nursing facility, or a hospital, to patients with a life-limiting illness.

Hospice helps patients reclaim control over their life. It helps them realize that the pathway to the end of their life can include hope, reminiscing, family, friends, and laughter.

Hospice of Orleans offers a special kind of caring that makes a true difference in patients’ and families’ lives.

Click here to find out whether you meet the criteria for hospice care.