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End-of-Life Care

Nevada Caregivers Guidebook "Palliative and Hospice Care" Section

Palliative and Hospice care are options for a person with a serious illness. Palliative and Hospice Care are different from one another. It is important that you know the difference to make a better decision for your loved one.

Hospice Care

The goal of hospice is to give comfort and support to a terminally ill patient, their caregiver(s), and their family. Hospice focuses on quality of life and helps someone live his or her last days with a sense of control. Hospice programs support both the patient and family and include physical, emotional, and spiritual services.


If you have lost a loved one and would like to talk to someone, visit this page for a list of resources.

Contact the Sanford Center for Aging

If you cannot find the resource you are looking for, feel free to call us at 775-784-4774 so we can further assist you.