Why hospice care?

Our hospice services at Encompass Health are designed to better the lives of terminally ill patients and to encourage comfort and provide dignity and peace during end-of-life stages. Our compassionate, highly trained team is driven by integrity and respect to support the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of both our patients and their loved ones.

We inspire confidence during end-of-life care by providing services in our patients’ homes -- whether that is a personal home, nursing home, assisted living community, independent living community or other location.


Becoming a patient

The decision to pursue hospice care often starts with a conversation between a patient or caregiver and the patient’s physician. Our hospice team can also assist in providing education about hospice eligibility as well as the services it provides. To learn if hospice care is right for you or your loved one, contact one of our locations.

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Become a Hospice Patient

What to expect

Our hospice medical directors, in coordination with your physician, create a customized care plan to guide our hospice clinicians, resulting in exceptional, compassionate end-of-life care. Our hospice care services are accessible by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to scheduled visits, we provide care and support on an emergency basis, including crisis care situations to help patients, where possible, avoid having to go to an emergency room.

Our hospice team helps manage pain and symptoms with the goal of minimizing or eliminating discomfort. We support patient care with medication therapy and medical equipment. Our skilled hospice team delivers support, counseling, companionship, spiritual guidance and bereavement care in addition to medical services.