Comfort and Support with Hospice Services
Little Company of Mary formally established its Hospice program in 1976, making it the first in the area.
Hospice is not a place; it is a concept of care. The vast majority of Hospice care is provided in private homes or a nursing home. Hospice is designed to provide physical, spiritual, psycho/social and emotional comfort and support to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families. Hospice becomes an option when an illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. The care addresses all symptoms of the disease, with special emphasis upon pain control and comfort. Hospice neither prolongs nor hastens death. It promotes quality of life with compassion and dignity, while recognizing each patient's and family's unique needs. Our dedicated Hospice Team is specially trained in this concept of holistic care.
“You matter to the last moment of your life and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.”
- Dame Cicely Saunders, Founder of St. Christopher’s Hospice (London, 1967), the first modern Hospice
For more information, call 708.229.6985.