The purpose of Hospice is to affirm life. Hospice exists to provide support and care for persons in the final stages of incurable disease so that they might live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice recognizes dying as a normal process whether or not resulting from disease. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that, through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them. An interdisciplinary and compassionate approach is utilized to provide high quality physical, psychological and spiritual care to patients diagnosed with a time-limiting illness. Inclusive in our mission are ongoing outreach educational and supportive programs to the bereaved community. Hospice is accessible to all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, lifestyle or economic status.