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Southside Hospice

Hospice nurse with patient in Gadsden

Hospice in Gadsden since 2001

Call 256-645-9047

Hospice care is not about letting go, it’s about letting others step in to help you and your family live each day to the fullest. Your care includes physical, practical and emotional support.

Our goal is to help patients manage pain and other symptoms, reduce unnecessary hospital visits and enable them to live with dignity, all the way to the very end.

Medicare-certified support is provided through geographically assigned teams for faster response times. Call us for a no-obligation consultation. We’re here to help you make well-informed decisions.

  • What Is Hospice Care?

    Hospice care is a type of healthcare that aims to reduce suffering and promote comfort at the end of an individual’s life. Pain and any other symptoms are managed around the clock, and the hospice team focuses greatly on spiritual and emotional health as well.

    The foundations of hospice include nursing care with an emphasis on managing symptoms, practical assistance, and emotional support. Caring for a loved one at home can be challenging. Our goal is to provide timely services to help your family make the most of your time together.

    Services Include:

    • Home medical equipment and personal supplies
    • Around-the-clock access to care
    • Managing pain and other symptoms to your goals
    • Hospice aides to help with the tasks of daily living
    • Medical social services
    • Spiritual care and support
    • Physical, occupational, dietary, and speech therapies
    • Support from volunteers
    • Respite care (relief) for family caregivers – Short-term relief
    • Ongoing Grief counseling for the patient, family, and friends

    Hospice has four levels of care, carried out by a team of professionals to ensure dignity and comfort at the end of an individual’s life. Care is provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence

    Hospice is Medicare Benefit You Have Earned

    Did you know that hospice is fully covered by Medicare? That’s right, you can rest assured that nursing services, medications, supplies and equipment are covered when there is a diagnosis requiring hospice care.

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Ascension at Home, together with Compassus, provides professional care in the familiar surroundings of the home. We work with you and your doctor to get you back on a path to recovery and better health.