Hospice of NGMC

Hospice of NGMC

Call for more information: 770-219-8888

We are committed to improving and supporting quality of life in all that we do.

Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) wants to partner with you and your family to provide excellent care and improve your quality of life. We support your desire to live as independently as possible for as long as possible and will work with you every step of the way to monitor your safety. Our goal is to help you remain wherever you call home, in familiar surroundings whenever possible.

Hospice is a philosophy of care, focusing on patient comfort and quality of life. We care for patients in the comfort of their own homes or in home-like settings such as nursing homes, personal care homes or assisted living facilities. We are on call at all hours of the day (and night) and travel to you from less than an hour away.

"Everybody thinks that hospice is about the patient. People don’t realize that this runs so much deeper than the patient. It runs through the family."

Richard Henson, Hospice of NGMC Patient

Why Choose Hospice of NGMC?

  • We are Northeast Georgia Health System’s dedicated hospice team serving patients for 30+ years.
  • Hospice of NGMC received the annual Hospice Elite award for two consecutive years.
  • You, the patient, caregivers and with your Primary Physician will oversee your hospice care.
  • We offer in-home consultations at no cost to patients.
  • Medicare & Medicaid cover hospice services at 100%.
  • We have designated nurse staffing for after hour, weekend & holiday care.
  • We offer a range of complementary services to help improve patients’ quality of life.

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Hospice Honors Elite

Hospice Honors Elite LogoHospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center was the recipient of the annual Hospice Elite award in 2017, 2018 and 2020!

Hospice of NGMC received this special recognition by scoring above the national and local average on all quality measures. This prestigious annual review recognizes hospices that continually provide the highest level of quality care as measured from the caregiver's point of view.

How do I get started?

Complete the contact form above or call 770-219-8888 to speak with our Access Center Nurse. She will walk you through what is needed to begin care. We would be honored to be chosen to walk through this journey with you or your family member.

Hospice License # 069-160H

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If you have a fever and cough or difficulty breathing, these steps will help you find the care you need and limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region:

  • Call before you come

    Please call your doctor's office or an urgent care clinic for advice about where you should go for treatment.

  • Call 9-1-1 for emergencies

    Calling 9-1-1 is always the fastest and most efficient way to get proper treatment for medical emergencies.

  • Consider staying home and taking advantage of an E-Visit

    When symptoms strike, connect with a provider through an E-Visit instead of traveling to the urgent care or the doctor’s office.

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We want to thank our community and local businesses for their amazing generosity during this time. Here are some ways you can support our community and staff:

  • Donate items and resources

    We are currently receiving donations of items and other resources through the Foundation. Learn how to donate resources and other needed items by clicking here.

  • Sew Masks for Healthcare Workers

    Many people in our community are sewing masks for our healthcare workers. We have created some mask sewing instructions and information about drop-off locations. Get detailed mask-making instructions here.

  • Send a Digital Letter

    We would like your help making digital letters for the residents at New Horizons Nursing home. Email a letter to NewHorizonsAdmin@nghs.com and we will hand them out to our residents and staff to enjoy.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, so the best way to avoid infection is to avoid exposure. Here are simple steps you can take to lower your risk of catching or spreading illness:

  • Wear a mask – a cloth face cover can protect other people in case you are infected. Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household. Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Avoid close contact – maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household. If someone in your household is sick, maintain 6 feet of distance from them as well.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces to help prevent the spread of germs
  • Monitor your health daily –  Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Learn more by visiting the CDC COVID-19 website.

In late January, NGHS created a Coronavirus Task Force including leaders from across the system to begin preparing for the possibility that our facilities and staff may see patients with COVID-19.

We have been following the guidance of the CDC and are working to ensure staff are diligent in following standard protocol to ask patients about their travel history. In the event that additional preparation is needed, this team will move swiftly to follow any new guidance.

About COVID-19 Testing:

NGHS has the ability to coordinate testing at some of our locations. Please call your doctor's office or urgent care clinic for advice about whether testing is right for you. Recently we implemented a new E-Visit specific to the Coronavirus.

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