Part of Hamilton's Home Care Division is Hamilton Hospice – providing care for life's remaining precious moments and, in turn, bringing quality to life. By addressing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient, as well as those of the family, hospice strives to care for the whole person. Through this approach, hospice helps the terminally ill focus on living the remainder of their lives as fully as possible.

Members of the hospice team, including the medical director, RNs, LPNs, aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers are available at any time to answer questions about the program from patients, their personal physicians, or family members. Patients, upon entering the hospice program, understand that care is focused on pain and symptom management rather than curative treatment.

A variety of hospice care payment sources is available, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. Patients are accepted into the hospice program based on need, without regard for ability to pay.

Hospice services include:

  • Care provided at home, in long term care facilities, or at assisted living facilities
  • Regularly scheduled visits by all members of the hospice team
  • Nurses on-call 24 hours and day, seven days a week
  • Pharmacy services
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Bereavement support for family members and friends
  • Assistance with personal care

For more information on hospice services, or information on how to become a hospice volunteer, call 706-278-2848.

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