Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. Hospice provides care for both the patient and the family well before and after the time of death. It is a way of caring that treats the whole person - physical, social, emotional and spiritual - and recognizes managing a life-limiting illness and dying as normal parts of living. Hospice is about care, not cure, and thus focuses on the quality of remaining life.
Lutheran Hospice at the Collier Hospice Center provides an array of end-of-life programs and services, created to meet the needs of the terminally ill and those who love them. The care we provide at the end of a patient's life journey is rooted in our core philosophies:
Honor, Compassion and Respect
Your worth, dignity, individuality and wisdom
Your right to choose a meaningful quality of life
Freedom for you and your loved ones to make informed choices and decisions about your care