Hospice is a special way of providing medical, emotional, social and spiritual care to persons and families who are living with terminal illness. Its aim is palliative (for comfort), not curative. Hospice of Kankakee Valley is committed to providing quality, holistic, patient and family-focused service through a plan of comfort care, while maintaining the dignity and independence of the patient and family.

Hospice is a philosophy of care focused on comfort for the patient and care for the entire family. Hospice professionals are experts in pain and symptom management as well as spiritual care and emotional support. This care is available wherever patients live – usually in their own homes, but also in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.