Alabama Hospice Care Resources
Read about the hospice resources you can access during this difficult time in Alabama.
Alabama - Hospice
Many resources and services are available to Alabama seniors who need end-of-life. These resources can empower you to make your loved one's passing as comfortable as possible.
Hospice is the preferred end-of-life care for many who value quality over quantity of life. The hospice philosophy emphasizes treatment of the whole person rather than just the illness. Patients who have a life expectancy of six months or less can receive hospice in a hospital, assisted living facility, or even in their own home. Because hospice values comfort over cure, a key component in treatment is palliative care or relief from pain and suffering, but nursing care is available 24 hours and health aids can assist with a range of other needs and tasks.
Hospice of the Valley: Hospice of the Valley is located in Decatur, AL. It is JCAHO accredited and the only non-profit hospice in Lawrence and Morgan counties. Besides providing quality, individualized care, Hospice of the Valley raises awareness about hospice by conducting free outreach programs in the local community.
Lakeside Hospice: Founded in 1991, Lakeside Hospice is another not-for-profit option located in Pell City, AL. Lakeside is also passionate about educating the professional and public community about end-of-life issues and their representatives regularly speak at churches, hospitals, senior centers, and civic organizations.
Alacare Home Health & Hospice: The mission of Alacare Home Health & Hospice is providing high-quality care in the patient's home. If the senior in your life insists on end-of-life care at home, this could be their best option. Alacare has 27 locations throughout the state and is the oldest and largest Medicare-certified home health agency. Be sure to visit their website to find a location near you.
For help coping with loss, turn to Alabama Grief Support Services for comfort.
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