What is Hospice?

Hospice is not a place, but rather a way of caring that brings comfort to people with a life-limiting illness. The focus is on enhancing a patient’s quality of life. Each patient and his or her caregivers receive individualized care that meets their unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice care focuses on caring, not curing, and neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process.

  • Provides patients and their loved ones with the assurance that they will be attended to with compassion, dignity, and hope.
  • Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. It neither hastens nor postpones death, but guides the patient and their loved ones along this final journey.
  • Supports the medical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both the patient and their family with a physician-directed and nurse-coordinated team approach to care, supplementing the daily primary care provided by loved ones.

Wherever you call home, Hospice of the Comforter will provide services to you and your loved ones. Our goal is to keep patients where they are most comfortable, surrounded by their loved ones. We provide care in private homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and even inpatient facilities, including our Hospice In-Patient Unit in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Patients benefit from improved comfort and managed symptoms by receiving medicine, supplies and compassionate medical care. A Hospice Care Team also attends to your practical concerns—such as insurance coverage and assistance with bathing—in addition to your emotional and spiritual needs, including caregiver stress, grief and loss.

Your Hospice Care Team will include a physician, nurse, social worker, non-denominational chaplain, certified nursing assistant, trained volunteer and bereavement counselor. Our services range from our first visit to our follow-up grief support.

We realize that this is a difficult time. We are available to answer questions you may have, explain how our services can help your family, and how we provide comfort measures for the patient’s pain and symptoms.

Let us know how we can help you.
Call us 24/7 at 407-682-9090.


24/7 Patient Support: (407) 379-0311
480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714