Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care that provides comfort and dignity for anyone facing a life-limiting illness, and where curative treatments are no longer possible. This phase of care is a transition from treating the disease to treating the patient holistically, offering more commitment to how you live during this journey. Services concentrate on the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual quality of life, giving focus and respect to the patient’s goals and wishes. As the majority of hospice patients wish to reside in their own home with the comfort of family and friends, Hospice of South Georgia provides the bulk of its care in the home setting, but also serves in assisted living facilities and nursing homes, as well as Residential care at the Langdale Hospice House. Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies.
Services provided: Home-based Palliative Care, Hospice Care- Home (or whatever place a person calls home) & Hospice House. Patients and families experience a full team of hospice support from multiple disciplines including a registered nurse, certified nursing assistant, social worker, chaplain, volunteer, and grief counselor.These professionals give compassionate, patient-focused attention through the entire journey of care.