a house of shelter or rest for pilgrims, strangers, etc., especially one kept by a religious order.
a healthcare facility for the terminally ill that emphasizes pain control and emotional support for the patient and family, typically refraining from taking extraordinary measures to prolong life.
a similar program of care and support for the terminally ill at home or in a nursing home.
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How to use hospice in a sentence
“One of the best people I’ve ever known,” Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Friday when the news that Tom was in hospice began to spread.Tom Konchalski made basketball better. The sport won’t be the same without him. | John Feinstein | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Pam Spritzer is a writer and hospice volunteer, working on a book about being with people at the end of life, a memoir, and a novel.How a sickly squirrel offered me unexpected comfort | Pam Spritzer | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
If mom dies at home, she has ovarian cancer and she dies on hospice in the house, you don’t have to call anyone for 24 hours, for 48 hours.
That includes dementia patients at the end of their lives in hospice care, he said.Are the coronavirus vaccines safe for someone with cancer, dementia or MS? | Judith Graham | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
The government alleged companies later acquired by Genesis had submitted “false claims to government health care programs for medically unnecessary therapy and hospice services” and provided “grossly substandard nursing care.”Departing CEO paid $5.2 million ‘retention’ bonus by nursing home chain that lost 2,800 residents to covid | Will Englund | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
A nurse at Saline Memorial hospice, she was leaving work when her ex-boyfriend fatally shot her before turning the gun on himself.Use Your Vote to Take Stand Against Domestic Violence | Shannon Watts | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The next evening, Romero was saying mass in the chapel at the hospice where he lived in a tiny room near the infirm and the dying.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint | Christopher Dickey | August 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kate and William also visited the Bear Mountain hospice for children, where she met and chatted with patients and their parents.
Thomas J. Foley died Friday in hospice care in Washington at age 84.
He has also demonstrated compassion for AIDS victims, washing and kissing the feet of 12 patients in a hospice in 2001.
The monks now hire their own house from the Government, which has let out their hospice for an hotel.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
More than eight thousand feet up in the mountains, the hospice must have been snowbound long since.
The once-bright dream of becoming a maronnier, or lay worker, at the hospice of St. Bernard had faded with the passing of time.
Bernard determined to build a hospice, a shelter for all who needed it, at the very summit of the Pass.
It was not that mules were unable to reach the hospice—sometimes they did—but, at best, it was a highly uncertain undertaking.
British Dictionary definitions for hospice
a nursing home that specializes in caring for the terminally ill
Also called: hospitium (hɒˈspɪtɪəm) plural hospitia (hɒˈspɪtɪə) archaic a place of shelter for travellers, esp one kept by a monastic order
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