Hospice care is a special health care option for patients and families faced with a terminal illness. Physicians, nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors, and volunteers work as a multi-disciplinary team to address the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of each patient and their family.

Caregivers try to control pain and other symptoms so a person can remain as alert and comfortable as possible and be given the chance to die with peace, comfort, and dignity.