A Home & Community Care Nurse provides detailed information to a patient about the services Victoria Hospice offers, and makes sure that the person and family members understand that hospice care is palliative (aimed at comfort and symptom relief, not a cure). After consulting with the patient and family, the Home Care Nurse will request the appropriate Victoria Hospice services and will leave a "Palliative Care At Home" binder with the patient. This manual serves as the health record and chart for recording care information, and informs the patient and family about services, care and the impact of progressive illness. People with a terminal diagnosis can register for Victoria Hospice services before the need for such services exists. Find out more about registering.