Hospice

Lacey Allen

What is hospice?

When medical care cannot find a cure, hospice provides care, comfort and support for people who are living a life-limiting conditions and their families. To receive hospice services, a physician must state that death can be expected within six months or less.

Services Provided

  • Offer support with the emotional and spiritual aspects of dying
  • Manage pain and other symptoms
  • Teach family members skills to help provide care
  • Provide medications, medical supplies and equipment

Which healthcare professionals are employed by the agency?

Hospice is a family-centered team. A doctor, nurse, chaplain, social worker, counselor, home health aid, and trained volunteers work together to provide the services to keep the person as pain and symptom-free as possible while offering the family spiritual support.

Sources of finance

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • HMOs
  • Private Insurance Plans (some)

Agencies in the community

  • Brookdale
  • Bayada
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
  • Hospice of Rockingham County
Understanding Hospice Care