However if the patient's family is unable to care for the patient, there are in-patient hospice facilities, usually located on the top floor of a nursing ward or hospital (some say it's "closer to heaven"). An in-patient hospice has beds like a hospital, but that's about where the similarities end. There are no machines, and there are no restrictive visiting hours; family and friends are always welcome. The atmosphere is very quiet and peaceful. Most of the rooms are private rooms unlike a hospital, and in comparison to a hospital, an in-patient hospice has relatively few beds.