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Hospice focuses on caring, not curing.  Hospice care is holistic treatment and support for patients with life-threatening illness and their families.  It is provided in the patient’s home and in freestanding centers, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.  

-National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia.

Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening ilness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

-World Health Organization