What is Hospice?
About Hospice CareHospice is a concept of care for those facing a life-threatening illness. The difference between hospice and other types of care we receive throughout our lives is the goal.
In hospice we do not seek to cure a person of a disease, but rather to provide comfort during the last stages of a person’s illness, when a cure is no longer an option. Hospice is a service primarily dispensed in a person’s home or residence, which can include a nursing home or family member’s home. Jefferson County Hospice care is delivered by a specially trained team that includes two local medical directors, nurses, bath aids, a social worker, a chaplain, and dedicated volunteers.