Hospice care is provided by a core group of professionals who support and treat each hospice patient as a whole. Hospice doesn’t just manage pain. It shows patients and families how to best cope with an illness and addresses all physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. It is care that meets the unique needs of each individual, understanding hospice prepares patients and families for the future. However, many are waiting too long to take advantage of this service. Deciding on hospice may be one of the toughest decisions in life you have to make. But it’s an important option to consider.