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 Senior Hospice Care –

The Care Concept That Validates Life to the Very End


Hospice is not a place but a concept of care. Letting go of a loved one is never easy. The hospice concept helps ease the transition, though nothing can make the transition painless.

The word "hospice" stems from the Latin word "hospitium" meaning guest house. It was originally used to describe a place of shelter for weary and sick travelers returning from religious pilgrimages.

During the 1960's, Dr. Cicely Saunders, a British physician began the modern hospice movement by establishing St. Christopher's Hospice near London. St. Christopher's organized a team approach to professional care giving, and was the first program to use modern pain management techniques to compassionately care for the dying.

The first hospice in the United States was established in New Haven, Connecticut in 1974. Today there are more than 3,100 hospice programs in the United States.

Eighty percent of Portland's hospice care is provided in you or your love one's home, a close family member's home or in a nursing home. In patient hospice facilities are sometimes available to assist with caregiving.

Call Adult Placement Network at 503-659-2029 today.

In Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, APN has found Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Residential Care and Adult Care Homes who provide Hospice care. There are also senior palliative care options for in-home hospice care if you still reside in your own home or live with a family member.