Every day of life matters. At Amedisys, we view hospice services as a means for allowing people to make the very most of their time, even when faced with life-limiting circumstances. This compassionate care is provided in the comfort of your own home – wherever you call home.
Our care is about people helping people, and our team of hospice experts goes to great lengths to help our patients and their loved ones live each day to its fullest. Our approach is so much more than our experienced medical guidance. We foster genuine personal connections that offer emotional, psychological and spiritual support – taking an active role in the interests that bring joy.
For patients, we work specifically to help you achieve your personal goals and to bring joy, comfort, and fulfillment into every moment possible. Patients on our service may continue current treatments, especially those focused on improving quality of life.
This strong system of support also extends to our patients’ families, providing them resources and support throughout this journey. The families we work with rate our care highly. 85% of families said they would recommend hospice services to others and 84% rated overall patient care as “excellent” or “good.”
“[Our hospice team] immediately took to our family, everyone was important …they truly had an interest in how everybody was and that we were all taken care of. To be able to take care of someone that you don’t know when you walk through that door and to embrace them like your own family is great.”
— ERIN, PATIENT’S DAUGHTER
We care for all eligible patients. Hospice provides non-curative treatment and comfort to people with a life expectancy of six months or less, according to a physician’s judgment. We provide aggressive pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and quality of life, supporting both the patient and the entire family.
Our Services Include:
- Medications for symptom management and pain relief related to the hospice diagnosis
- Medical equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis
- Physician services
- Pain and symptom management
- Nursing care
- Home health aide
- Social worker services
- Spiritual care and support
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Grief, bereavement and nutritional counseling
- Short-term general inpatient care and respite care
Considering next steps when faced with a serious illness can be challenging, and even overwhelming. Learning earlier about hospice services that may be right for you or your loved one can help you better understand the options available.
Start today and find out if Amedisys hospice might be right for you and your family.
One of the tools we value to help families, physicians and communities better understand the gift of hospice, and how it works is our "Being Mortal” program. The groundbreaking PBS special, based on the best-selling book, brings people together to watch, learn and talk about the future wishes.