About Us

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is a community-based, not-for profit provider of end-of-life and palliative care support services for people with life-limiting illness.

Our Mission

The Mission of Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is to make quality Hospice care available to all persons, their families, and those affected by serious illness, death and dying in our community; to advocate effectively for patients’ comfort, dignity and choice; and to be recognized as the leading resource in clinical, ethical, and spiritual issues of dying and grief.

Our Values

TO OUR PATIENTS: With compassion and a holistic approach, Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care employees, volunteers and contracted staff will render the highest quality of care and support:

  • Preserving hope, dignity, confidentiality and patient autonomy
  • Respecting individuality, personal choice, cultural diversity and individual spiritual beliefs
  • Recognizing and supporting the strengths of patients and their significant others
  • Delivering services regardless of ability to pay
  • Assuring excellence in symptom control and psychological and spiritual support
  • Respecting and preserving relationships with attending physicians

Cornerstone Hospice History

Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., a free-standing, independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to compassionate care for its patients throughout seven counties in Central Florida.

The organization originated in 1981 when a group of Eustis residents first envisioned bringing hospice services to Lake County. Their dream became reality in 1985 when Lake Hospice was licensed to provide comprehensive hospice services to the community.

In February 1991, Tavares Hospice House with six beds opened next door to the Center, becoming the second hospice house built in the State and the first free-standing one.

The organization began operating as Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care in 2010 to better represent the seven counties served.

Cornerstone Hospice services are available in Central Florida throughout all the cities and towns located in Lake, Sumter, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties, including but not limited to Leesburg, Mount Dora, Clermont, The Villages, Tavares, Lady Lake, Sumterville, Bushnell, Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Celebration, Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Bay Lake, Haines City, Sebring, and Wauchula.

With the Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care mission, vision and values, along with the Hospice philosophy of care as the guiding principles, our care providers deliver the most comprehensive end-of-life care to patients and their families when the patient has a serious, complex, or advanced chronic disease or injury by providing symptom management and relief of pain — whether physical, emotion, or spiritual.

Cornerstone Hospice has the following licenses and affiliations:

  • Joint Commission Accredited
  • National Partnership for Hospice Innovation
  • Florida Hospices & Palliative Care, Inc.
  • Medicare and Medicaid Certified
  • Florida State License #5019096, Agency for Health Care Administration