Hospice

A program providing support services such as pain and symptom management, social services, and emotional support for the terminally ill and their families. Care can be provided at home, assisted living or nursing homes.

More Common Terms

  • Care Manager A professional who coordinates appropriate social and medical services for those that are not able to fully care for themselves due to a disability or functional limitation. May also be referred to as a Case Manager. Often a nurse or social worker.
  • Advance Directive A legal document, also referred to as a medical directive, that documents an individual's preferences regarding the manner in which they would like to receive health care, in the event they can no longer communicate such wishes directly. Living Wills...
  • Meals on Wheels A volunteer organization that provides routine nutritious meal delivery for homebound older adults unable to provide meals for themselves. Also known as mobile meals.

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