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Why hospice care?

Our experienced team of hospice experts understands the complexity surrounding hospice care and end of life. Our care process is designed to maximize our patients’ quality of life when facing a terminal illness.

The Encompass Health hospice team provides physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional support to patients and their loved ones wherever you call home to ensure a quality end-of-life experience.

When is the best time to start hospice?

Deciding when it is time for hospice is often a difficult decision and should be discussed with the patient and their loved ones as well as their physician. Terminally ill patients who have decided that their priority is to have the best quality of life are people who are well-suited for hospice care.

To learn if hospice care is right for you or your loved one, contact one of our hospice locations near you.

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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.

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