About HomeCare Hospice
HomeCare Hospice has been serving patients for over 20 years in the Jackson, New Albany, and Hattiesburg areas. Since our founding, we have created a reputation as being a leading provider of hospice and palliative care service throughout the state of Mississippi. At HomeCare Hospice, we are and remain to be a truly patient-centered organization who provides services wherever the patient calls home.
HomeCare Hospice is a Mississippi-based palliative care provider. However, our hospice services are not limited to the cities where our offices are located throughout the communities. With offices based in Jackson, Hattiesburg, New Albany and Gulfport, we have the ability to travel and care for Mississippians throughout most of the state. Through our work to support the health care community and dedication to serving the state of Mississippi, it is no surprise that HomeCare Hospice has become known for the excellence of hospice and palliative care that we provide.
What is Hospice or Palliative Care?
Hospice and palliative care is the treatment to help a terminal patient live as well as possible by increasing their quality of life. They help address and ease the hardships of symptom management, psycho-social, and spiritual affliction that affects both the patient and their family. By shifting focus towards increasing the quality of life of the patient rather than the longevity of life, patients and families alike have a chance to find peace of mind to focus on the present moment.
The team at HomeCare Hospice includes physicians, nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Chaplains, trained volunteers, therapists, social workers, and more – all who are seasoned professionals. With over a century of combined healthcare experience, our management team and staff are well-equipped and able to help with the medical and emotional demands that hospice entails. Our team recognizes how difficult this time can be for our patients and their families. We hope to ease physical and emotional pain with our high-quality care and attention to the comfort and dignity of each and every one of our patients.
End of life care does not work on a schedule; at HomeCare Hospice, we provide support 24/7 to meet the needs of every patient, no matter the time of day. There is no inconvenient time to contact us. We are here to help with medical assistance, spiritual support, and emotional support whenever you need it. If an emergency arises, HomeCare Hospice is never more than a phone call away.
Resources from HomeCare Hospice
At HomeCare Hospice, we know the importance of providing the medical care your loved one needs. We are partners with over 60 nursing home facilities and more than 30 assisted living facilities statewide. In addition to this, we have partnered with the local hospitals within our service area. The well-being and comfort of our patients is always our number one priority.
Our team brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to their interactions with patients and families, and they are willing and capable of answering any and all of your questions surrounding hospice care and your loved one’s journey. In addition to the answers they might be able to provide, we have listed here a few helpful external hospice resources:
HomeCare Hospice and COVID-19: What You Need to Know
Hospice Foundation of America
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization