Hospice is a special model of care for patients who are in the late phase of an incurable illness and wish to receive end-of-life care at home or in a specialized care setting. Hospice care is a type of health care that focuses on palliative care of a terminally ill patient’s pain and symptoms. Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer.
The goal is to prevent or treat, as early as possible, the symptoms and side effects of the disease, including aggressive pain management. Ascend also addresses any related psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients who are facing end-of-life care.
Hospice care is a health care solution that is aimed at making patients as comfortable as possible while they live out their final months or days.