Our personalized services provide a caring community so you and your loved one can make necessary preparations for the end of life. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wherever your loved one calls home. Our hospice team provides comfort to you and your loved one to address physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Comfort Care & Symptom Management
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a philosophy of care. Hospice care is palliative, which means it focuses on patient comfort and quality of life. Most of our patients are cared for in the comfort of their homes or in the home-like setting of choice such as a nursing home, personal care home or assisted living residence. If a symptom is difficult to manage in the home, a patient may be admitted to a hospital for short-term symptom management. But it is our goal to help patients remain at home in familiar surroundings, whenever possible.
Who is Hospice for?
Hospice care is available for patients who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, regardless of the type of illness. There is also no age requirement. Hospice serves patients living with a number of different illnesses including, but not limited to: cancer, Alzheimer’s/dementia, renal disease, liver disease, AIDS, heart disease, COPD, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center cares for individuals of all ages, from newborns to senior adults.
Who pays for Hospice?
Medicare and Medicaid cover hospice services at 100%. Most private insurance companies have a hospice benefit. For patients without insurance, Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center social workers can assist with an application for financial assistance. We are committed to providing care regardless of ability to pay.
What can I expect?
We want to be STARS in your home. We want to provide excellent Service with an exceptional response, be a dependable Team player with you and your family, have Attitudes that are kind and compassionate, Respect you and your family as being the only ones who matter in the moment, and provide Safe care and teach safety measures for your home.
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
770-219-8888 or 1-888-572-3900
Hospice License # 069-160H