Hospice vs Palliative Care

Both terms refer to the support and comfort care provided by our Hospice Team.

Hospice Care is the term generally used for people with a terminal illness for whom a cure is no longer a realistic expectation.

Palliative Care is the term used for those who are not terminally ill, but have chronic long term debilitating illness and need our full team support.

Hospice of Ukiah is not a facility – it is a service.  We care for people where they reside. 

     The Hospice Team

  • Professional RN or LVN nurse coordinator
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Volunteer Medical Director
  • Chaplain/Spiritual Support
  • Client/family respite volunteers
  • Group & individual bereavement support
  • Grief counseling


Can the family handle caring for their loved one at home?

Most of us would prefer to be cared for at home with our family and loved ones.  Families and friends can manage this huge undertaking with Hospice’s professional and supportive help, which is immediately available.  We can help in the home, during necessary hospital stays, or in skilled nursing or residential facilities.