The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, located in South Bend, Ind., is an independent, community-based, nonprofit hospice and home health organization. It was established in 1978 and specializes in providing support to people suffering from various terminal illnesses. The agency offers a wide variety of programs and services to patients and families. The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care s various services include home health care, bereavement, hospice, and inpatient and extended care services. The agency is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and is a certified Medicare home health agency. It is also certified by Medicare to provide services under hospice and benefit plans.