What is Hospice?

After a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, or adult failure to thrive, patients and their families should consider their choices for care.


Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments.


The focus of hospice is on enhancing the patient’s quality of life, preserving the patient’s dignity and dealing with the patient’s end of life issues while providing emotional support for the patient’s caregiver and family.


Certain medications and medical equipment are covered by hospice so it is often a financial relief as well. Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans.


At Desert Cottages, we are experienced in providing care for terminally ill patients. We understand the delicate condition of residents needing Hospice care, and work closely with their families --offering them support and helping to guide them during this difficult time.