The mission of Kaua`i Hospice is to ensure the highest quality of life possible for individuals and their families facing a life-threatening illness; to provide bereavement support to individuals, and to promote an understanding of Hospice services.
From our grassroots beginning in 1983, Kaua`i Hospice, Inc. (a 501(c)3 Medicare and Medicaid certified organization) has remained true to its mission in serving thousands of patients, family members and loved ones throughout the island and beyond. Over two decades ago, a dedicated group of people were convinced of the critical need for an end-of-life care agency in our community and created the organization’s mission – to provide the highest quality of life possible for patients and their families as they face life-limiting illness; to provide bereavement support to individuals and to promote an understanding of hospice services. The persistent dedication of those volunteers demonstrated the importance and value of Kaua`i Hospice in the community. Today, Kaua`i Hospice remains the only hospice located on the Garden Island.
Kaua`i Hospice, a non-profit tax-exempt charitable organization, provides its services to individuals on Kaua`i who are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less. The philosophy of hospice is that the quality of one’s life is not determined by the quantity of time remaining to live. Hospice provides support and coordinates care for persons facing life-limiting illnesses and shortened life expectancy so that they might live as fully and comfortably as possible.
Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice affirms life and views death as a natural process, an experience that unites us all. The aim is to focus on the comfort of the patient rather than on the disease or its treatment. Kaua`i Hospice will assist and support the patient, family and their loved ones to find comfort, peace and dignity during this difficult period.