West Georgia Hospice has more than 50 skilled professionals who deliver caring, compassionate care on a daily basis. From nurses to administrators, housekeeping to food service, each of our staff members is uniquely qualified to serve our patients and their loved ones in their time of need.
West Georgia Hospice works with family members to manage a patient’s symptoms and pain and ensure that the patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met. These services are provided where the patient lives, whether it is at home, a nursing home, assistive living or at Hospice LaGrange, our inpatient hospice house.
Our home hospice services include:
- A registered nurse is on-call and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide symptom management by phone or by visit.
- A registered nurse visits weekly and as needed. The Hospice RN educates the patient and the caregivers in caring for their loved one at home, how their disease will progress, and on signs and symptoms to watch for. The nurse will provide information on medications and treatments, and offer guidance in helping the person have the best quality of life in the time that remains.
- Social worker services such as supportive counseling, resource connection and end-of-life care planning.
- Chaplain services.
- A certified nursing assistant for personal care.
- Medication required for pain control and comfort delivered to your home.
- Equipment and other materials necessary for care and comfort related to the terminal diagnosis.
- Lifeline emergency response system to allow patients more independence.
- Support services such as music therapy, aromatherapy and relaxation.
- Respite at Hospice LaGrange so families have a break from caregiving.
- Compassionate, trained hospice volunteers who can visit, run errands, or provide other special care and assistance.
Your Hospice Team
West Georgia Hospice has more than 50 skilled professionals who deliver caring, compassionate care on a daily basis. From administrators to nurses, housekeeping to food service, each of our staff members is uniquely qualified to serve our patients and their loved ones in their time of need.
In addition to the professional staff, there are more than 120 specially trained volunteers who provide clerical and administrative support as well as visits and support to the patients and families in their homes and at Hospice LaGrange.
Our director, Kristie Gilmore, BSW, LNHA, is continuing the dream of West Georgia Hospice started more than 30 years ago. Our medical director consults with your physician to coordinate delivery of personalized hospice care.
Registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and certified nursing assistants (CNA) help relieve pain, manage symptoms and provide personal care. Licensed master social workers (LMSW) help connect patients to community resources, offer supportive counseling, encourage storytelling and assist with end of life care planning.
Chaplains assist with spiritual and end of life concerns, and bereavement coordinators oversee group and personal counseling for on-going grief support. Volunteers offer companionship, run errands and provide brief respite when appropriate.