Hospice Cares For Terminally Ill During Final Days


Yorkshire terriers sit with Annabelle Martin for a final session of... News PhotoColorado,Event,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Lakewood - Colorado,Pets,Sitting,Terrier,USA,YorkshirePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2009 Getty ImagesLAKEWOOD, CO - SEPTEMBER 02: Yorkshire terriers sit with Annabelle Martin, 92, for a final session of pet therapy during her last hours of life at the Hospice of Saint John on September 2, 2009 in Lakewood, Colorado. Martin had spent almost two and a half years living at the non-profit hospice, which strives to maintain quality of life, manage pain, and offer spirutal guidance for residents in their last stage of life. Government funding for counseling for end of life care has become a contentious issue in the current national debate on health care reform. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)