A nonprofit program founded in 1979, Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services has a long history of providing excellent end-of-life care in north central Wisconsin. One of the first hospice programs in the United States, we partner with physicians, churches and local community groups to provide compassionate care for people in their homes, in the hospital and in other living facilities.
Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services offers hospice, palliative and grief care. When active treatment is no longer the focus of care for an illness, hospice care concentrates on relieving symptoms and supporting patients and their families. Hospice patients generally have a life expectancy measured in months rather than years. Although hospice cannot add days to a person's life, it most certainly can add life to their days.
Palliative care is available any time during a person’s serious illness – much earlier than hospice. The goals of palliative care are to improve the quality of life for a seriously ill person and to offer caring support to them and their family both during and after treatment.
Grief support is provided to the family unit during a person’s illness and continues on after a loved one’s death. Support groups and educational programs extend out to all members of local communities, not just those served by hospice care. To speak with a member of our team, please call 715-847-2424.