Hospice is not a place, or a building, but rather a concept of care. Our team of professionals at Villa Maria Care Center works with several hospices in the Tucson, AZ area that come to our facility to provide care to our residents. We also contract with hospices to provide general in-patient hospice care in our skilled nursing facility. With general in-patient hospice care Medicare pays for room and board for a short time through the hospice program.