Our Philosophy about Hospice

•    Hospice provides support and care for persons in the last phases of an incurable disease so that they may live as fully and as comfortably as possible.
•    Hospice recognizes that the dying process is a part of the normal process of living and focuses on enhancing the quality of remaining life.
•    Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death.
•    Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care, and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs that individuals and their families may be free to attain a degree of satisfaction in preparation for death.
•    Hospice recognizes that human growth and development can be a lifelong process.
•    Hospice seeks to preserve and promote the inherent potential for growth within individuals and families during the last phase of life.


Hospice of North Idaho offers care for all individuals and their families without regard to age, gender, nationality, race, creed, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis, availability of a primary caregiver, or ability to pay.


Hospice of North Idaho programs provide state-of-the-art care and supportive services to individuals at the end of their lives, their family members and significant others, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in both the home, facility-based care settings, and at Hospice House.  Physical, social, spiritual, and emotional care are provided by a clinically-directed interdisciplinary team consisting of patients and their families, professionals, and volunteers during the:


1.    Last stages of an illness;
2.    Dying process; and
3.    Bereavement period.