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Hospice & Palliative Care Consultation

A special compassion in your community.

When it comes to serious illness, it’s comforting to know there is someone close by. Because we’re right here in your community, we can help find the level of care you or your loved one needs to get the most out of life, at every stage.

How we help.

Our introduction generally begins with a home or hospital visit* from a nurse practitioner or a doctor to assess the situation. We will then focus on:

  • Creating a plan of care to optimize quality of life.
  • Providing expert recommendations on treating pain and
    other symptoms.
  • Helping you better understand you or your loved one’s condition and what you can expect over time to plan for the future.
  • Coordinating with other providers to care for the whole person, not just their illness.
  • Answering any questions you or your loved one may have regarding Palliative or Hospice Care.

Specialty Consults are usually covered by medical insurance.

*Now available via telehealth visit.

What to expect from Hosparus Health hospice or palliative care in Louisville, Central Kentucky - Elizabethtown, and Green River - Campbellsville.

Hospice care is for people who are facing terminal illness and have a life expectancy of six months or less. Hospice services are not curative but, rather, provide relief of pain and other symptoms associated with the patient’s terminal illness and related conditions. It’s a medical benefit completely covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and all private insurance plans.
Unlike hospice care, palliative care (advanced illness care) does not require a terminal diagnosis. It is intended to optimize your quality of life and it can help you match your goals to your treatment choices. Palliative care services are delivered wherever you call home and for as long as necessary.

Grief Counseling

For anyone suffering a loss or even an anticipated loss, we offer counseling in private, group, or family sessions.

Spiritual support

A critical but often overlooked component of care for families and friends is spiritual support. These services are offered to meet your spiritual needs and wishes, and go hand-in-hand with palliative and hospice care. Emotional and spiritual support is always available to the person’s family and loved ones.

Pain and symptom management

A primary goal of our care is to ensure the comfort of our patients and to assist with medication and symptom management of their illness. During each visit, we will check the patient’s pain level and adjust accordingly.

Medication management

Treating complex illnesses requires complex medication management. With the guidance of the patient’s existing doctors and specialists, we ensure that they’re getting the right doses of medication and that their pain is managed effectively.

24/7 phone support

Our commitment to patients and their families doesn’t take time off. That’s why we provide around-the-clock phone support for everyone. This service is offered at no added cost.

Medical team

We have one of the largest teams in the country of doctors and nurse practitioners who are board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine. Patients in our care can continue to have their care directed in tandem with their doctors and our expert team.

Volunteer Team

Our team of volunteers is specially trained to support patients and their families during treatment and care. Volunteers can help with things such as caregiver relief, running simple errands, and perhaps most important, companionship and emotional support.

Pain and symptom management

A primary goal of our care is to ensure the comfort of our patients and to assist with medication and symptom management of their illness. During each visit we will check the patient’s pain level and adjust accordingly. You can expect your care team to make recommendations to lessen the effects of symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping.

Medication management

Treating complex illnesses requires complex medication management. With the guidance of the patient’s existing doctors and specialists, we ensure that they’re getting the right doses of medication and that their pain is managed effectively.

24/7 phone support

Our commitment to patients and their families doesn’t take time off. That’s why we provide around-the-clock phone support for everyone. This service is offered at no added cost.

Social Work Visits

In addition to visits with a nurse practitioner and physician, you may also receive in-home and/or virtual visits with a social worker that may connect you with community resources (based on psychosocial needs). Our social workers are also equipped to provide advance care planning.

Medical team

We have one of the largest teams in the country of doctors and nurse practitioners who are board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine. Patients in our care can continue to have their care directed in tandem with their doctors and our expert team.

Advance Care Planning

Hosparus Health encourages you to make future healthcare decisions known to family, friends, and healthcare providers. We can assist in advance care planning with completion of advance directives.

Volunteer team

Our team of volunteers is specially trained to support patients and their families during treatment and care. Volunteers can help with things such as caregiver relief, running simple errands, and perhaps most important, companionship and emotional support.