Only one in three eligible patients access the hospice benefit available to them, and through a pioneering philosophy of Open Access, VistaCare is working to address this nationwide issue, one patient at a time. VistaCare believes there should be no barriers to high quality end-of-life care and that all hospice-eligible people deserve the best care possible. Open Access enables all hospice-eligible patients and their families to receive care, regardless of the complexity of their medical needs or issues. Patients retain control of their care, are encouraged to make choices, and do not have to give up current treatment or surrender the hope that they may recover. There are no further conditions or restrictions, beyond eligibility requirements.