Hospice and Palliative Care

Compassionate support and care for patients and families.

Should a time come when efforts to cure or slow the progression of an illness are no longer working, hospice care can help ensure that a resident’s final months or days of life are as comfortable and fulfilling as possible.

The goals of senior hospice care are to provide comfort, control and dignity and, to the extent possible, improve the quality of life that remains.

While our senior hospice care services are specifically tailored to those in their final stage of life, we also offer palliative care efforts that can bring similar comfort and support to individuals whose diagnosis and treatment include the potential for recovery. To learn more about the differences of palliative care vs hospice care, explore the FAQ section on this page.

The staff at Benedictine communities are trained to work with patients at all stages of life and to:

  • Offer guidance in making a plan for living well
  • Coordinate care with doctors
  • Provide relief from pain and other uncomfortable symptoms
  • Assist in making difficult medical decisions
  • Offer the patient and their loved ones emotional and spiritual support and guidance

The services of a chaplain are also available to those who desire spiritual support.

To learn more about hospice care at a Benedictine Living Community near you, please visit our Locations page or call 1-800-833-7208.