Who uses hospice and what is it for?

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a philosophy of caring for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those patients who choose not to seek aggressive medical care at the end stage of life. It is a program for patients who are considered terminal and are expected to live six months or less if the disease follows its natural course, although many patients outlive this time frame.

The hospice philosophy focuses on comfort care not curative care. The goal of hospice care is for the patient to remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible in their own home or the home of a loved one through the end of life.

Hospice care is provided in any facility setting or anywhere the patient considers home.
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FOR PATIENTS & FAMILIES


“The care given to our dad by your staff, individual nurses and Chaplain was beyond expectations.
They were always available and every concern and question was answered. We very much appreciate their kindness, thoughtfulness and compassion. We could not have asked for better care for our dad.”

Bob R.

News & Events

Comfort Launches New Website
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Comfort Hospice has just launched its new official website to communicate to our patients and their families, physicians, and caregivers. We hope that our site will provide useful tools and information for all individuals that touch the lives of our … Continue reading

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Comfort Hospice is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. We provide hospice services, palliative care and bereavement support to patients and their entire family.