We are committed to improving and supporting quality of life in all that we do.
Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) partners 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.
Through the work of the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) Foundation, northeast Georgia will soon have an alternative to at-home and inpatient hospice care – by raising an additional 5 million dollars to build a Hospice House. This Hospice House will provide an alternative place for care, where specialized medical staff will be available 24 hours a day to manage symptoms and pain, help create a warm environment for visitors, and a compassionate home for those experiencing one of life’s most sacred moments.
Advance care planning involves talking with your loved ones about what you desire if you become seriously ill. It is important to have an advance care planning conversation with your loved ones, so they will know what medical care you desire, especially if you are unable to speak for yourself.
Camp Braveheart is a day camp, provided at no cost, for children and youth who have experienced the death of a close friend or family member. The program is carefully designed to help children and youth learn to cope with the complicated emotions that arise from the death of a loved one.
In hospice, complementary services enhance the work of the primary care team of nurses, social workers, chaplains, aides, etc.
Hospice of NGMC is a proud partner of We Honor Veterans, a national project developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Hospice of NGMC serves patients living with a number of different illnesses, including but not limited to cancer, Alzheimer’s/dementia, heart disease, and COPD.
Benefits & Resources
- 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.
Hospice Honors Elite
Hospice 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.
Donate to Hospice
Giving to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center helps families right here in our region spend their precious time together, not in and out of doctors offices. We accept all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, providing care that’s been recognized as a Hospice Honors Elite for going above national and regional quality measures. 100% of your donation goes directly towards programs and services that benefit our hospice patients and their families.
“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.”– Hospice of NGMC Patient
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.
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