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Support for End-of-Life Care

Our Services

Personalized Care Plans

At Hospice Care’s center, we provide both outpatient and inpatient services, offering personalized guidance and comprehensive medical care for patients and their families navigating end-of-life challenges. In San Miguel de Allende, where approximately 750 deaths occur annually, around 250 are considered complex cases suitable for hospice care.

Our team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, psychologists, and thanatologists. Together, we collaborate seamlessly to provide comprehensive and compassionate support to our patients and their families, ensuring holistic care across all facets of their well-being.

End-of-life Care

How Hospice Care Mitigare cares for you and your loved ones.

Managing Costs

Hospice Care primarily provides its services in the comfort of patients’ homes, surrounded by their loved ones, making care more accessible and reducing hospital visits, which in turn lowers healthcare costs. Our comprehensive home-based care includes visits from certified palliative care doctors, nurses, social workers, and bereavement counselors, along with essential comfort medications, at an average cost of $20,000 pesos per month.

Unlike in the United States, Mexican hospice care lacks government reimbursement from programs like Medicare or Medicaid. Many of our patients face financial challenges, and our social workers play a crucial role in assisting families with practical matters such as financial and legal issues. They offer recommendations and connect families with professionals who offer pro bono services.

Recognizing the importance of equitable access to care, regardless of financial means, we work closely with families to develop manageable payment plans. On average, families contribute $2,000 pesos monthly, with some paying as little as $50 pesos per week.

Developing a Plan

Each patient undergoes a comprehensive evaluation to develop and implement a personalized care plan, which includes scheduled visits from our multi-disciplinary team. We also provide emotional and social support to the patient’s loved ones.

The Hospice Care team offers:

  • Coordination with patient’s personal physician,
  • Symptom control (including pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, respiratory distress, etc.),
  • Individualized emotional and psychological care,
  • Medical equipment as needed, such as hospital beds, oxygen concentrators, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, etc.,
  • Nutritional advice,
  • Caregiver training,
  • Identification of special needs.

Please consider making a donation to help defer the costs for those in need.

Endings matter, not just for the person, but perhaps even more, for the ones left behind.
Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Medical Care

Hospice Care by Mitigare has a certified Mexican palliative care physician who manages pain and symptoms effectively, ensuring patients remain comfortable and alert to maximize time with loved ones. Our medical team anticipates and resolves potential issues related to various diseases, making end-of-life care a specialized focus.


Psycho-Social Care

At Hospice Care, we integrate the patient’s needs along with those of their family and caregivers into the care plan. We prioritize open communication to ensure every member feels able to positively participate in the end-of-life experience.


Spiritual Care

Spiritual care varies for each individual, and at Hospice Care Mitigare, we respect your beliefs and aim to integrate your spiritual needs into the care plan. Our hospice care includes access to a non-denominational chaplain for both patients and family members.


Grief Counseling

Providing counseling to the family and loved ones is vital. We offer two weekly grief counseling sessions at St. Paul’s: one in English and one in Spanish. Family counseling begins immediately and continues for at least 6 months after the patient’s passing, often longer.


Caregiver Training

Families often wish to provide daily care but may feel unsure about performing routine activities. We help you to feel confident in providing the best care for your loved one. Contact us, and we will arrange for one of our trained personnel to teach you best practices. Additionally, we offer caregiver training classes twice a year for volunteers.



Rural communities face significant challenges due to limited access, both physically and financially, to traditional medicine and hospice care. We are developing a robust system of delivering service to our rural communities and surrounding municipalities.


Continuing Education

Hospice care Mitigare is dedicated to training healthcare professionals in effective end-of-life care through sponsoring international conferences and national skills-building programs. We prioritize education and continually seek to enhance healthcare standards within our communities.


Financial Assistance

Hospice Care Mitigare is a non-profit provider specializing in end-of-life care for individuals with terminal illnesses. We are committed to delivering high-quality care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. We have a dedicated fund to support patients with limited economic resources.


Home Care Equipment

Medical equipment, such as hospital beds and oxygen concentrators, can be delivered to the home to ensure the patient’s comfort and safety, allowing them to remain in the comfort of their own homes.


What is Hospice Care

… and what are the benefits?

Hospice care is a type of healthcare service that focuses on improving the quality of life of patients with terminal illnesses. Instead of trying to cure the illness, hospice care aims to provide comfort and support to patients and their families during their final stages of life. Hospice care can be provided in a hospital, nursing home, or even in the patient’s own home. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) lists the following as some of the benefits of hospice care, not only for patients but their loved ones as well:

  • Hospice care improves the quality of life for patients and their families.
  • 90% of patients who receive hospice care report significant improvements in their overall quality of life.
  • Hospice patients are more likely to die at home than in a hospital or nursing home.
  • Hospice care can reduce the number of hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
  • Hospice care can also reduce the cost of healthcare for patients and their families.
  • Hospice patients are twice as likely to receive spiritual and emotional support compared to patients who do not receive hospice care.
  • Hospice care can provide support to family members and caregivers, including counseling and bereavement services.
  • Hospice care can also provide respite care for family caregivers, giving them time to rest and recharge.

Source: Parx Home Health Care:
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