Hospice care is the collaboration of a dedicated team of members who provide comprehensive end-of-life care to those with life limiting illnesses at their place of residence, whether that may be a private home, a skilled nursing facility, assisted living community or assisted living care home. Hospice of the West offers short-term inpatient care for patients who require around-the-clock nursing care for pain and symptom management. Hospice also provides respite stays for patients who need a place to go to so that their family members may have a short break from caregiving. Hospice care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hospice team is available for care and support after hours and on the weekends.