About Our Terminally III Care in The Villages & Leesburg, FL

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We are a community-based, not-for profit provider of end-of-life and palliative care support services for people with life-limiting illness. 

The word "hospice" comes from medieval times when "hospitality" shelters provided rest for sick or weary travelers on long journeys.

At Cornerstone Hospice, we concentrate on meeting the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their caregivers.  Hospice care allows many patients to remain comfortable in their own environment surrounded by friends and family.  

Loved ones share in patient care under the guidance of the Hospice team of professionals, ensuring a fulfilling alternative to institutional health care.  Hospice supports the natural progression of life and refrains from interventions that would hasten the progression toward the end of life. 

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, formerly Hospice of Lake and Sumter, was founded in 1984 to serve patients and families seeking quality and dignity in their lives while coping with an end-of-life illness. We serve Lake, Sumter, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties in Central Florida and are licensed by the State of Florida and certified by Medicare and Medicaid.

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, Auburndale, Bartow, Haines City, Sebring, and Wauchula.

Cornerstone Hospice has the following licenses and affiliations:


  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • Florida Hospices & Palliative Care, Inc.
  • Medicare and Medicaid Certified
  • Florida State License #5019096, Agency for Health Care Administration