A special kind of care for dying people, their families and their caregivers that:
More than a million patients and their families have utilized the services of hospice (pronounced "HOS-pis") .
Hospice patients are living with a wide range of diagnoses including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and lung disease. However, regardless of a patient's condition-or age-hospices open their doors and their hearts to all persons diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses.
Many surviving family members say, "I do not know what I would have done without hospice." Many credit it with helping to make their final days with their loved ones warm and memorable.