Referrals and requests for hospice and palliative care come from a variety of sources, including family members, friends or health care professionals. It is an easy three-step process to learn about your comfort care options.
Visit our Locations page to find the program nearest you.
Call the Care Services Center at 931-271-4756, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We’ll help you learn more about the process or schedule a no-obligation consultation.
Our admissions coordinator will promptly contact all responsible parties to coordinate family consultations and/or patient assessments.
Our admission team consults, evaluates and initiates care, if appropriate. We bring hospice care to where the patient calls home, whether a private home, nursing home or long-term care community.
The best hospice or palliative care experience happens when you and your family are at the center of care. Supporting you is a team that includes:
- Your primary care doctor and other specialists
- Our medical director
- Hospice nurses and certified nursing assistants
- Social workers
- Trained volunteers
- Bereavement coordinator
Before admissions orders are signed, it is important to ask questions so that you, your doctor and the comfort care team are working toward the same goals. Use a notebook to help you remember important questions and to write down answers.
Some questions to consider for home hospice services:
What home medical equipment may be needed? The hospice provider will schedule deliveries and help you learn how to use the equipment.
Work with the provider on a schedule for visits from nurses, home health aides, chaplains and other. Ask about frequency of visits and what to expect from each member of the team.