The Hospice Philosophy
Hospice focuses on living life to the fullest while experiencing a terminal illness. Hospice is a holistic approach to end of life care, focusing on quality of life and offering physical, emotional and spiritual comfort.
The hospice goal is to help the patient and family members come to terms with death as a natural part of life. The hospice team of nurses, aides and other professionals involve the patient and family members in making decisions about their care.
Hospice neither prolongs life, nor hastens death. Since cure is no longer the goal, hospice focuses on the quality of life and a dignified death.
The HCS mission is to provide services which enable people to function throughout life at their optimal level of health, well-being and independence, according to their personal beliefs and choices.
Hospice at HCS is Medicare certified and licensed by the State of NH.