Although end of life care may be difficult to discuss, it is best for family members to share their wishes long before it becomes a concern. This can greatly reduce stress when the time for hospice is needed. By having discussions in advance, people are not forced into uncomfortable situations. Instead, individuals can make educated decisions that include the advice and input of family members and loved ones. Hospice at HCS will meet with individuals and families to explain hospice care. No physician order is needed, and informational visits are made at no charge.