Myth 1

Hospice will take over and tell us how to care for our loved ones.

Unlike most medical care, in hospice the patient and the family are in charge. Our staff and volunteers are here to support you and your family in any way we can. We want you to stay involved and do as much for the patient as you want.

Myth 2

Hospice won’t let me or my loved one remain at home.

The majority of hospice patients are cared for in the home, not in our hospice house. It’s your choice. We actually make it possible for patients to stay home longer and encourage them to do so.

Myth 3

Hospice costs too much.

If a patient qualifies for hospice care, Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance pay for program services, medications, supplies, and equipment related to the illness. No one is turned away because of inability to pay.

Myth 4

Hospice is a gloomy place where people go to die.

Hospice is a place of peace and hope. It is about making patients as comfortable as possible. We believe in treating the terminally ill with dignity and understanding. Our hospice house is for patients who need special medical attention, don’t have family or friends who can act as caregivers, or whose caregivers need a break.

Myth 5

Hospice is only for patients with cancer.

Fewer than half of our patients have cancer. Hospice is for anyone with a terminal illness.

Myth 6

My doctor hasn’t mentioned hospice, so I don’t qualify.

You can ask your doctor or call hospice to see if you qualify. We will contact your doctor. The sooner our hospice staff gets involved, the sooner we can provide the patient and family with our services.

We welcome you to visit Hospice LaGrange anytime.

For more information, call (706) 845-3905.