Hospice is a type of specialized healthcare program that provides support to individuals who are nearing the end of their life.

It is designed help individuals and their families navigate the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges that come with end-of-life and offers services such as pain management, symptom control, emotional and spiritual support, and assistance with daily activities.

People typically enter hospice when they have a terminal illness and have six months or less to live. Hospice can provide services for weeks, months, or even longer, depending on the individual's medical prognosis and needs.

A team of healthcare professionals work at hospices, including doctors, nurses, social workers, and counselors, and is typically provided in a person's home.

Most hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans.