Big Bend Hospice | Hospice Care at Home

Hospice care is a specialized service that focuses on comfort, dignity, and quality of life for individuals facing a serious illness with a limited life expectancy. Big Bend Hospice provides compassionate, patient-centered care that shifts the focus from curing a disease to creating vibrant, hope-filled days together. 

Where is Hospice Care Provided?

Hospice care can be provided in various settings, including your home, assisted living facility, or a hospice inpatient unit. At Big Bend Hospice, we understand the importance of honoring your choice to receive care in a familiar and comfortable setting. We believe precious moments with loved ones are best cherished in familiar surroundings, not sterile hospital rooms. You and your loved ones take control, empowered by our team of experts who address your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs every step of the way. 

What does Hospice Care offer? 

Hospice is available to anyone with a prognosis of six months or less, as determined by two physicians. It’s covered by Medicare and most private insurance plans. 

Holistic care: Hospice addresses not only physical needs like pain management, but also emotional, spiritual, and social support. This means a team of professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, music therapists, and volunteers, work together to ensure comprehensive care for the patient and their family. 

Comfort-focused: The priority is to manage pain and other symptoms to ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible. This can involve medication, adjustments to the living environment, and other non-medical interventions. 

Patient-centered: You and your loved ones are in control. Hospice professionals work with you to create a personalized care plan that reflects your wishes and values. 

Family support: Hospice recognizes the impact of illness on families and offers support groups, counseling, and respite care for caregivers. 

Key benefits:

  • Reduced pain and suffering 
  • Improved quality of life 
  • Increased emotional and spiritual well-being 
  • Support for families and caregivers 
  • Peace of mind knowing your wishes are respected 

However, we also recognize that managing pain and symptoms can sometimes be challenging in a home environment. In those situations, Big Bend Hospice has two dedicated hospice inpatient units offering General Inpatient Care (GIP)

Hospice care is about living fully with peace, comfort, and hope. We empower you and your loved ones to take control, focusing on laughter shared, pain effectively managed, spiritual support, and respite care for caregivers. 

Big Bend Hospice is here to support you no matter where you call home. We serve eight counties in Florida: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla. 

Contact us today to learn more about how Big Bend Hospice can support you and your loved ones. 

If you would like to learn more about our care, please call us at 850-878-5310 or 24/7, toll-free at 800-772-5862. Please remember to dial the area code even when calling locally.