Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care is a non-profit state organization representing the hospices and palliative care organizations throughout the Commonwealth. Kentucky's hospices cover all 120 counties in the state and are comprised of free standing hospice programs, hospital based programs and programs that are in conjunction with home health programs.

Hospice is a philosophy of care which:

  • Seeks to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free life
  • Assists in managing symptoms to ensure dignity
  • Affirms life and does not hasten or postpone death
  • Treats the person rather than the disease
  • Focuses on quality of life
  • Promotes self-determination, as patients and their family make their own decisions
  • Is available in homes, hospitals, nursing homes and inpatient facilities
  • Provides a holistic approach, encompassing compassionate physical care, emotional and spiritual support