It’s not a dirty word, but no one wants to hear it.
The word is hospice.
Hospice refers to end of life care. The objective of hospice is to guarantee that a person facing the end of their life can do it with dignity and without pain. The term “hospice” can be traced back to medieval times. Closely linked both linguistically and in theory to “hospitality,” hospice was originally used to describe shelter or rest offered to a weary traveler after a long journey. And what is life but the ultimate excursion?