Hospice Care

Published On 01/21/2013

When a cure is not possible and you and your family decide comfort and quality of life are most important, our team is available to provide hospice care.

Hospice is available for adults or children whose life expectancy is six months or less. Should you experience a change in prognosis, however, other options remain available to you.

Hospice Services

  • Pain control and symptom management, including home medical equipment
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Admission to the hospital if acute symptoms require a short hospital stay.
  • Volunteers to help run errands, sit with you for short periods, and, at times, provide transportation.
  • Inpatient, residential or respite care through our Methodist Hospice Residence.

Hospice Helps Families

Our hospice team also supports your family during this time by providing:

  • Caregiver education, so your family and other caregivers can care for you
  • Personal attention that emphasizes your role in making decisions
  • Support groups and counseling, even after hospice care ends.
  • Bereavement consultations and services to anyone in the greater Memphis region.
  • Camp BraveHearts, a family camp for who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Your Hospice Team

Our team of physicians, nurses, social workers, home health aides and chaplains work together to develop each patient's personal care plan. We offer on-call nursing support 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The nurse can answer questions, provide support and send an emergency visit nurse to the home if needed.

Arranging for Hospice Care

One phone call from your doctor can begin our hospice services. For more information or to ask for a visit by a hospice professional, call 901.516.1600 or 800.968.8326.