- Ellijay, GA 30540583 Highland Crossing SouthSuite 120
Primary Services:Hospice Care
Gilmer, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Towns and Union.
If you or someone you love has a serious illness, we're here to listen and provide compassionate support. Our promise is to be a trusted caregiver so you can focus on important moments together.
- Home medical equipment, including beds, oxygen and more
- Medications and personal supplies
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- 24/7 access to care
- Physical therapy, dietary counseling and other therapy services
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing facility or your personal residence
In addition, we offer caregivers the information they need to navigate the sometimes difficult journey involved with caring for a patient entering hospice care, including:
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Hospice aides to help with the tasks of daily living
- Spiritual support patients and their families
Call us or complete the form on this page to learn about support offered by Compassus. One of our qualified staff will contact you to discuss your questions and immediate needs.
Did you know that hospice is fully covered by Medicare? That’s right, you can rest assured that the services of nurses, the cost of medications, and necessary supplies and equipment are all covered by Medicare when there is a diagnosis that requires hospice care.
Hospice Area Market Executive
Hospice Director of Clinical Services
Hospice Care Consultant
Joe Chancey has been a Hospice Care Consultant with Compassus for six years. Prior to that, he was as a realtor in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, becoming a member of the Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors and a member of the Million Dollar Club. He is currently a board member for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Joe attends The Ridge Community Church in Blue Ridge and often serves in foreign missions and outreach.
Whether you serve behind the scenes at the office or one-on-with families, you'll be part of a volunteer team helping families navigate life's closing chapters.
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Dr. McCurdy earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from Shorter College in Rome. After finishing his internship and residency at the Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia, Dr. McCurdy moved to Jasper where he has lived and practiced for over 30 years. He is board-certified in family practice and in Hospice and Palliative care.
Dr. McCurdy takes a special interest in the interface between physical, emotional and spiritual health and is dedicated to assisting his patients in living a long, healthy, meaningful life. He also has a special interest in unexplained symptoms and problem diagnoses. He strongly believes in patient education and helping patients understand the complexities of their illnesses. In his spare time, Dr. McCurdy enjoys music and reading. He reads at least two books a week and stays current on many journals, newspapers, and magazines. He has four grown children and enjoys walks with his dog, Dr. Bud.
Dr. McCurdy has been the Hospice Compassus Medical Director for 7 years. His compassion and experience has enabled him to guide and educate our registered nurses as they help patients live comfortably and with the least amount of pain, in their final days insuring peace, education, and support to the families.
Jill Saranthus was born in Houma, LA. In 1997 she attended Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, LA. Acquiring her BSN in 2000 she then furthered her education obtaining an MSN at Kennesaw State University. After working at an internal medical office and as an ER nurse. Jill as a Nurse Practitioner joined Dr. McCurdy int a family practice in Jasper, GA. She resides in Jasper with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs. Jill likes to read, work in the garden, and watch the Atlanta Braves.