Hospice treats physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms, helping patients and families reach comfort in all areas so they can live life to the fullest every day. Hospice care is for people that will no longer benefit from aggressive treatment aimed at cure. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death but treats the person, not the disease. The focus is on quality of living not length of life. Patients maintain control over their final life experiences and live their remaining days with a sense of personal dignity and worth. Hospice is Medicare certified.. PHYSICIAN / NURSING CARE-Patient Care is directed by your physician and followed by a Hospice nurse. Nurses provide expertise in pain and symptom management. Families and caregivers can be trained to give patient care. A Registered Nurse is on-call 24 hours a day,seven days a week for patients and/or families. HOME HEALTH AIDE-Helps with personal care tasks such as bathing and personal hygiene. Carries out light household duties. MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK-Seeks out community resources. Focus on the patient and family issues dealing with loss. Provides emotional support for individuals or families. PASTORAL CARE-Supports the patient and family spiritually. Supplements the care provided by the family's clergy. TRAINED VOLUNTEERS-Offers caregiver relief and emotional support. Provides companionship for patients. Helps with errands and transportation. BEREAVEMENT CARE-Facilitates grief groups for the community. Educates people about grief. Conducts bereavement visits.