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Becoming a hospice patient

Our hospice services are designed to better the lives of terminally ill patients and encourage comfort 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.

A different level of transparency

We believe that access to patient information is critical to delivering high-quality home care. Encompass Health Connection, our secure, web-based portal, allows physicians and clinical care teams to review every step of a patient’s care. This detailed system creates visibility into patient diagnoses, orders, medications and overall progress.

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.

Comfort and support

Our goal is to provide a sense of dignity and peace for our patients, while controlling pain, minimizing discomfort and managing symptoms. We also prioritize emotional and spiritual needs, guiding our patients and their loved ones through the end-of-life process.

Physician oversight

Our specialized hospice physicians work with primary physicians and other providers across the healthcare continuum to deliver seamless transitions for our patients into hospice care.

Skilled nursing

Hospice care is unique from any other type of medicine. As such, our hospice nurses emphasize controlling pain and managing symptoms while enabling patients to spend as much quality time with loved ones as possible.

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