Hospice care (Home & community)
In this journey, one need not walk alone.
Hospice care provides comfort and care to terminally ill patients and their families during the final stages of life. Hospice is a comprehensive program of comfort or palliative care, based on the belief that every day has meaning and that providing freedom from pain, fear and uncertainty enhances quality of life.
The Good Samaritan Society strives to go beyond relieving pain, knowing that it’s not about the number of days in a life but rather, adding life to those days. Hospice care may be an appropriate choice when a patient no longer benefits from curative treatments and has a limited life expectancy, as diagnosed by a physician.
We understand that it is difficult to say goodbye or to let go of someone dear. At such a time, we believe it is important to be surrounded by caring professionals who can offer support, manage the disease process or simply hold your hand in prayer.
Care at the end of life may involve a combination of home care, hospitalizations, hospice and palliative care. Learning about these options empowers patients and their families to make informed, meaningful and personal choices. Please click below to find a location near you, or call us at 1-866-382-1406 to learn more.
* Hospice care at many of our centers is available through additional contracted resources.