Hospice is not a place; it’s a philosophy of compassionate care for a person with a life-limiting illness and their family. At Angeles Vista Hospice we focus on affirming life by treating the patient (not the disease) through a well-managed system of care. With pain and other symptoms under control, a person can enjoy the time they have left with the people they love. Hospice allows patients to live each day to the fullest, while finishing the business of their lives: financial, legal, emotional, and spiritual.
Palliative care is a kind of care for people who have serious illnesses. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life not just physically, but also the mind and spirit.
Many people combine palliative care with other types of treatment.