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Hospice

Hospice is a service program that specializes in bringing comfort and peace to terminally ill patients and their families. For over 20 years, GRMC Hospice has helped patients to live as they wish in the comfort of their own home, nursing homes or assisted living center – surrounded by those they love.

How Hospice Helps

  • Pain management
  • Symptom control
  • Emotional support
  • Spiritual support
  • Special therapies – including coping needs, safety measures and/or nutritional counseling

Your Hospice Team Learn More
  • Registered Nurses/Licensed Vocational Nurses – routine and weekly visits
  • Nurse Aides – available to provide personal care and assist in daily living. All aides are supervised by a skilled nurse.
  • Registered Nurses/Licensed Vocational Nurses – routine and weekly visits
  • Nurse Aides – available to provide personal care and assist in daily living. All aides are supervised by a skilled nurse.
  • Social Services – available to both patient and family members for community resources, financial concerns and emotional support
  • Spiritual Care/Chaplain Support – Spiritual and emotional support is provided no matter what religion or tradition the patient and family share.
  • Volunteer Support – for families interested in extra support, a specially trained volunteer is available to visit with patients and family to provide friendship, support and relief to caregivers.

What You Can Expect: Learn More
  • Quality and comforting care
  • Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Medications related to patient’s Hospice diagnosis are covered
  • Hospitalization for short-term stays with the goal of stabilizing the patient
  • Respite Care – temporary care giver relief for short-term care
  • Bereavement Support for a year following the death of a patient. You can join GRMC’s Bereavement Support Group if you feel it is helpful to you.
  • Memorial Service – held several times a year for family and friends.

Hospice nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions or to make visits as needed.

After regular hours, and on weekends of holidays, please contact the hospice on-call nurse at 830.379.2411.