The trend toward more use of home hospice is part of a greater consciousness of the field of Palliative Care, which is fairly new throughout Israel. Home hospice allows people to spend their final days living at home in familiar circumstances, surrounded by loved ones. Kashouvot strengthens the Palliative Care teams by helping families process their emotions and prepare to part from loved ones.

Our chaplains accept referrals from nurses and social workers to visit the homebound and terminally ill from the larger Jerusalem community.  Pastoral Care has the potential to become an integrated part of Palliative Care services, as it is in other countries, and we are pleased to be on the cutting edge of this new development.