Through a team of healthcare professionals, hospice provides:
- Medications and other methods of pain and symptom control.
- Additional medications, medical equipment and supplies necessary to promote comfort at home or in other hospice settings.
- Medical care focused on maintaining patient comfort, including frequent assessment and help for family members.
- Assistance with personal care and activities of daily living.
- Coordination of community resources and help to the patient and family with non-medical concerns. They can help family members mend damaged relationships, plan for the future and ease other emotional difficulties.
- Help coping with spiritual questions and concerns at the end of life, either directly or by coordinating services with the patient's and family's spiritual advisors.
- Bereavement services to help patients and families deal with grief. Grief support services continue for 13 months after the death of a hospice patient.
- Volunteers to provide companionship and emotional support and offer help in many different ways.