Comfort Care refers to a patients/POA preferences on the level and focus of care they will receive while under hospice. Upon admission to the hospice program the patient or responsible party will have to complete a POLST form to determine if hospice will provide care under the requirements of full treatment, selective treatment or a comfort only focus. Comfort care focuses on symptom management to ease pain, anxiety difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting, constipation, inability to swallow , inability to sleep and other symptoms associated with reaching the end of life. When a person under hospice will no longer benefit from active treatment or if all treatment options have been exhausted comfort care will ease a persons suffering while they transition. We will always be there in a time of need to address and assist with changes in the person condition to ensure they are safe and comfortable in their home.