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What is Hospice?

Hospice care provides compassionate care for people in the last phases of life-limiting illnesses who have decided to discontinue curative treatment. It focuses on keeping patients as comfortable as possible so they can continue an alert, pain-free life filled with dignity and quality.
 
Hospice provides pain management and treatment for anxiety and other symptoms related to the disease process, all under the direction of the patients' attending physicians. Hospice also provides medication, medical supplies and equipment needed to manage patients' symptoms.
 
At Open Arms Hospice, family involvement is strongly encouraged. Our patients and their families are involved in making decisions, and we also provide support for families and caregivers. We teach them what to expect based upon the patient's condition, and we offer bereavement services to help them cope with feelings of grief.