Breeze hospice hospice care senior services

It involves the physical and mental care of the chronically, seriously or terminally ill, and can be provided in a residential or facility setting. Comprehensive care is delivered by doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, volunteers, and other team members as needed. Hospice specializes in helping people have the highest quality of life possible with a life-limiting illness or condition that centers on your comfort and dignity.

Pallative Care vs Hospice Care

While the objective of both hospice and palliative care is pain and symptom relief, the prognosis and goals of care tend to be different. Hospice is comfort care without curative intent; the patient no longer has curative options or has chosen not to pursue treatment because the side effects outweigh the benefits. Palliative care is comfort care with or without curative intent.

Hospice care is similar to palliative care, but there are important differences. Because more than 90 percent of hospice care is paid for through the Medicare hospice benefit, hospice patients must meet Medicare’s eligibility requirements; palliative care patients do not have to meet the same requirements.

Breeze Hospice provides a model of care that acknowledges the support and treatment needs of the whole person – physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual. Our doctors, nurses and staff are also trained to recognize and support the role a patient’s family plays in his or her comfort and peace of mind.


Breeze Hospice of Missouri does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, disability or age in the admission or treatment of patients, administration of services, or employment of staff.


Frequently asked questions


How do I start hospice care services?

Simply call, e-mail, or fax us your questions and someone will be happy to contact you to guide you through how to initiate care.  We are available 24/7.

Can I speak with someone before starting hospice services for my loved one?

Yes. Breeze Hospice of Missouri will provide a consultation prior to starting hospice care services, of no charge.  One of our hospice team members can meet you wherever possible, even remotely, to share our care services with you.

Where is hospice care provided?

Hospice care is provided to wherever the patient calls home.  Our hospice care team will come to you to provide high quality, compassionate care, ensuring your loved one is cared for, wherever they call home.

Is there a benefit to hospice care?

Yes.  Hospice Care can provide comfort care, keeping your loved one out of the hospital and increasing the quality of life with a terminal disease.  Our hospice care team will deliver care weekly, wherever the patient resides.  We are available 24/7.  We go the extra mile to make sure all anticipatory grief issues are addressed at the start of hospice care and extend the grief and loss services for a minimum of 13 months after the patient passes away.

How do I read more about hospice care services?

Simply call, e-mail, or fax us your questions and someone will be happy to contact you to guide you through how to initiate care.  We are available 24/7.

What is Breeze at Bedside?

Breeze at Bedside is our promise to you to provide special support, companionship and increased presence at bedside as a patient approaches their final days. 

What are the Breeze Hospice of Missouri Service Areas?

Breeze Hospice of Missouri covers five counties, including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles, and Franklin County. We accept patients that live within these boundaries. As we continue to grow, our service area will expand.