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Personalized care for pain and symptom management

Hospice Care

What is Hospice?

Hospice is available to the patient when curative measures have been exhausted and life prognosis is six months or less. Hospice is not a place, it is a service that:

  • Addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs

  • Provides assistance to the patient’s family and caregivers

  • Takes place in the patient’s home or in a home-like setting

  • Concentrates on managing a patient’s pain and other symptoms so that they may live comfortably as possible and make the most of the time that remains

  • Believes the quality of life to be as important as the length of life


Benefits of Hospice

Hospice care is valuable in countless ways when encountering a life-limiting illness. Patients and families can stay together in a familiar environment, while a hospice team of professionals’ care for a loved one. A customized plan of care will provide the support and guidance for the patient’s specific needs. Hospice services include the delivery of equipment, supplies, and medications in addition to physical, emotional and psychosocial care. Homestead provides around-the-clock care, so the caregiver can rest assured that knowing help is just a phone call away. It is important to know that you’re not alone during this difficult time, and Homestead respects the patient and family wishes and accommodates accordingly.

Distinctive Services, Compassionate Care

Hospice is patient care that focuses on quality of life. We recognize that each person’s situation is unique and believe in compassionate care. Hospice is the reassurance of on-call nursing, assistance in managing pain and symptoms and the companionship of specially-trained volunteers that allow Homestead patients and caregivers to feel safe and cared for.


Services such as medication refills and durable medical equipment can be delivered right to the patient’s place of residence. We offer clinical care with exclusive programs like Care Beyond Cancer that comes with a team of professionals that understand what the patient and caregiver are going through while seeking treatment or when no cure is available.


Our Crisis Care includes a Watch List and Continuous Care support with around-the-clock care which offers peace of mind knowing help is just a phone call away. The physical, emotional, psychosocial care and the volunteer that is by the patient’s and caregiver’s side to hold a hand or sit and just listen to life stories. Hospice is about making every moment count, spending quality time together with a loved one and family.

"We serve from a place of gratitude and are grateful for all who serve with us" ~ Mallie Sharafat, CEO Homestead Hospice

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