Hospice is both a concept and a benefit, available to all people who meet certain criteria. The concept piece means that hospice care is not a destination, someplace you “go”, rather, it is care that is delivered wherever you call home. Home might be a private residence, Assisted Living community, or Skilled Nursing Facility, wherever the person’s day-to-day care needs can be met in the safest fashion. Hospice is care that focuses on maximum relief from symptoms of distress, promotion of safety and comfort, along with spiritual well-being. It adds a layer of support to existing caregivers, be they family, friends, or staff. The entire family is the client!