As I write this article, my grandmother is taking her last breaths. She is 94 and has lived in a nursing home for the past two years. By the time this piece is published, she will have passed on. Over the past week, I have seen her decline rapidly, but thankfully, the hospice nurses and staff have been by her side 24 hours a day. So I find it extremely fitting to write about hospice and palliative care, not only to honor those that provide this beautiful service, but also to honor my grandmother.