Hospice of Peel is a community-based hospice serving a population of between 750-800,000. Hospice care evolved to meet the needs of the terminally ill. It can, and does, take many forms, as you will see in the brief case scenarios detailed below. The individuals and situations described are real and typical of day-to-day-hospice care in a large urban environment. Both the sick and their families are in need of support and assistance to enable them to cope during this time of crisis in their lives. Increased awareness of hospice care is resulting in more and more people with a life-threatening or terminal illness and their families turning to hospice care.