What is Hospice?
Hospice care is suitable when an individual, regardless of age, has a terminal illness that no longer benefits from medical treatment, and has a prognosis of living six months or less with a life limiting illness or injury. The treatment and care is meant to provide for the reduction of pain and other troubling symptoms, rather than treatment aimed at finding a cure. The patient is typically treated in their own home with the love and compassion they deserve tailored to the patient's and family's needs.
How does hospice care work?
In most cases, a family member serves as the primary caregiver and, when appropriate, helps make decisions for the terminally ill individual. Aurora hospice staff will make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care or other services. Our staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.