Good Shepherd Hospice
Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a specific place. Care is most often given in the patient’s or family member’s home, although it may take place in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or a facility dedicated to hospice services. Care is focused on patient comfort in an environment that affirms life and dignity, while providing additional support to family members. It includes a whole network of professionals and services coordinated by a team of caregivers working in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician. Hospice services are reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and most health insurance plans for both home care and in-patient care. We rely on donations and memorial gifts from organizations and individuals to continue to provide care to those in our communities with little or no economic resources.