Hospice

Hospice is intended as the final phase of healthcare, but many patients do not receive this valuable service for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • Reluctance to choose Hospice services by physicians, patients and family members because it is seen as "giving up" rather than the next step in the healthcare system
  • Misconceptions about who qualifies for Hospice
  • Lack of awareness that Hospice supports the family as well as the patient
  • The family's uncertainty about the patient remaining at home for life's final journey

Our staff can help you and your family determine if Hospice is the appropriate level of care, and provide you with the necessary information to make an informed decision.

Services available when a patient is in the Hospice program include:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Chaplain
  • Hospice Aide
  • Volunteers (music therapy, reading, meal preparation, etc.)
  • Medications related to terminal illness provided at no cost
  • Durable medical equipment provided at no cost
  • Medical supplies related to terminal illness provided at no cost
  • Short-term inpatient care if symptoms cannot be managed at home
  • Brief hospital admissions for the patient to provide a respite for family members
  • Nurse on call 24/7
We understand the questions and concerns about Hospice services. A private consultation is available for patients and family members to discuss what Hospice can provide. Please let us know if we may help your family in this important conversation by calling our Customer Service Center at 202-7882 (greater Little Rock area) or 1-800-850-6789 (toll-free).