Our Occupational Therapist can evaluate the ability the patient has to accomplish activities of daily living. The normal tasks that are commonly performed are bathing, dressing, brushing teeth, and eating. If the patient has difficulties in performing these types of tasks, the therapist can plan alternative ways of accomplishing these tasks that allow the patient to remain more independent which will help with the patient’s self-esteem and attitude. Comfort therapy is not curative therapy and therefore is not intended to be aggressive in nature. The goal is improving the quality of life by providing comfort and supportive measures as part of the hospice benefit.