End-of-life or palliative home care refers to specialised medical and supportive care provided to individuals at the final stages of a life-limiting illness or with limited life expectancies. Its main goal is to enhance the quality of life for these patients as well as provide comfort, dignity and support during their final days.

End-of-life home care addresses patients’ and their families’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs during the end of life. A multidisciplinary team typically includes doctors, nurses, home health aides, social workers and chaplains in providing this care.