“You matter because of who you are. You matter to the last moment
of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die
peacefully, but also to live until you die.”
— Dame Cicely Saunders
Hospice is not a place; it’s a philosophy of compassionate care for a person with a life-limiting illness and their family. At Hospice Care of California 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.