hospice hospice  /ˈhɑ spəs/


  1. (n) a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
  2. (n) a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill


  1. But hospice, which well-meaning clergy members imported to this country from Britain in the 1970s, ministers to only 17% of dying Americans.
  2. The llama visits the hospice each month as part of an animal therapy program designed to decrease loneliness and calm terminally ill patients during the last stage of life.
  3. Another shortcoming of hospice is that not everyone can afford or wants to die at home.


  1. Hospice hosts hoedown benefit

    NEWBURGH — Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., will host a western hoedown to benefit the Hospice Auxiliary and the Children’s Grieving Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at Billy Joe’s Ribworks.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Photo News

  2. Hospice offers volunteer opportunities

    Life Choice Hospice, based in River Edge and serving patients in this area, is seeking volunteers “to enrich your life and the lives of our patients and their families,” said Life Choice Hospice Volun
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Madison Eagle

  3. Hospice in top 100

    SUPERIOR — Copper Communities Hospice announced it has been recognized as a top 100 hospice agency by Deyta, LLC. The award, Hospice Honors, is an annual honor that recognizes agencies providing the h
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Florence Reminder and Blade-Tribune

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  1. "I am known in the hospice as The Man Who Wouldn't Die," Buchwald wrote in March. "How long they allow me to stay here is another problem. I don't know where I'd go now, or if people would still want to see me if I wasn't in a hospice. But in...
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Art Buchwald Source: Forbes

  2. "They are not at the hospice," said Mr Clifford. "They will be going to see her today. They don't know it's a hospice - they think that she is in hospital. She certainly wouldn't want to be hallucinating in front of them or anybody. That's...
    on Feb 28, 2009 By: Max Clifford Source: Belfast Telegraph

  3. "I was drawn to hospice work because I wanted to do something with my dogs that was more meaningful than some of the traditional dog-human activities, like sheepherding or even conventional therapy work," Katz says.
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: Jon Katz Source: Newsday

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