The Madre de Amor Hospice Foundation, Inc. started as a hospice volunteer group in Los Baños initiated by Dr. Fermin and Lourdes Adriano whose daughter died of cancer. It was later on formed into a Foundation and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a nonstock, nonprofit organization on March 31, 1995. The idea was to complement the efforts of formal medical institutions to care for the terminally-ill whose needs are different from patients with curable disease.
Madre de Amor operates under the dictum that “when cure is no longer possible, there is no end to the care and love we extend to our terminally-ill patients”. Because of this belief, Madre de Amor does not only provide assistance to terminally-ill patients through the administration of simple nursing care, including administration of morphine under the supervision of a certified physician, but more importantly, extends psychological, mental and spiritual support to their relatives.
Madre de Amor is a founding member of Hospice Philippines, an umbrella organization of approximately 37 hospice/palliative care centers in the country.