HAMILTON HOSPICE IS
WITH YOU, EVERY STEP
OF THE WAY.
Our non-profit program provides end-of-life care for patients and families throughout Northwest Georgia.
We don’t only care for the patient; we provide compassionate support for the entire family. Early intervention can significantly impact a patient’s comfort and quality of life and allow family members to focus on embracing special moments with their loved ones.
- Believes the quality of life is as important as longevity
- Focuses on living
- Aggressively treats pain and symptoms
- Uses a team concept to meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family
- Georgia’s first Medicare-certified hospice
- Accredited by the Joint Commission
- Belongs to the National Hospital and Palliative Care Organization and the Georgia Hospice Organization
Working in partnership with the patient’s physician, we offer specialized care tailored to each individual patient’s needs. Hamilton Hospice’s comprehensive medical and support services include:
- Medical care provided at home or in a long-term care or assisted living facility
- Nurses on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Pharmacy services
- Pain and symptom management
- Bereavement support for family members and friends
- Assistance with personal care
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Respite care
- Regularly scheduled visits by members of the Hamilton Hospice team
- Spiritual support and chaplain services
What about costs?
Payment options include Medicare, Medicaid, and most forms of private insurance. Medicare and Medicaid provide 100% hospice payment when applicable. Hospice patients are accepted for the program based on need, regardless of the ability to pay.
Who makes up our Hospice Team?
- The patient’s attending physician
- Hospice medical director
- Registered nurses
- Certified nursing assistants
- Medical social workers
- Bereavement coordinator
- Volunteer coordinator
- Trained volunteers
What is considered when admitting a patient for hospice care?
The decision for a patient to begin receiving hospice care is an important one and can be difficult emotionally. In working with the family and patient to reach a decision, several factors are considered. Key factors include:
- Life expectancy is six months or less if the disease follows expected progression.
- The patient is no longer receiving aggressive treatment for the disease
Volunteers are important team
Volunteers work alongside the hospice team, offering patients and family members companionship, love, care, and understanding. Many volunteers have had family members who received hospice care.
Volunteer activities include:
- Errands for patient and family
- Helping with homemaking tasks
- Bereavement follow-up visits
- Supporting the hospice staff
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Need more information?
Please call 706.278.2848 or fill out the form below, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.