Don’t give up. Give hope.

When Chosen Early, Hospice & Palliative Care Give Hope & Quality of Life

Hospice and palliative care are not about giving up. Each is about using specialized medical care and treatments to enhance quality of life and help you meet your goals. Both give patients hope that how they feel each day matters and that they can still do things that matter to them. Both are also focused on giving caregivers what they need to make care at home manageable.

Palliative care is for those who may still be undergoing curative treatments. Hospice care is for those not currently receiving curative treatments but who want to have specialized symptom management and increased quality of life.

Learn more below, or contact us by phone or email to ask a question about our programs. We can listen, help you determine if hospice or palliative may be helpful, and guide you to other resources as needed.

How Hospice & Palliative Care Enhance Quality of Life

  • Treatments and Interventions to Manage Pain and Symptoms
  • Maximizing Time Spent at Home (versus hospital or other facilities)
  • Personalized Care Plan Based on Medical, Physical, Social, & Spiritual Needs
  • Support and Education for Caregivers
  • Coordination of Care with Primary Physician and Specialists
  • Regular Home Care Visits by Your Team

Studies Show Positive Outcomes When Hospice & Palliative Care Are Involved Early

  • Prolonged Survival – Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 2007 and New England Journal of Medicine, 2010
  • Higher Quality of Life as Reported by Patients – New England Journal of Medicine, 2010
  • Far Less Likely to be Hospitalized – Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2012
  • Better Symptom Management – New England Journal of Medicine, 2010
  • Fewer Instances of Severe Depression for Surviving Spouses – JAMA, 2015

I’d like to know more.

We speak with families frequently about their situation. Contact us anytime using the the web form, our email address, or our phone number. We’re happy to take all the time you need to listen, offer guidance, and help you access programs that can help.
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About Hospice Care Plus

  • We are a non-profit organization providing hospice, palliative, and bereavement care.
  • As a non-profit, our mission is to provide care regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. We do not invoice families for routine hospice or palliative care.
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurance companies include a hospice benefit. You are not expected to pay co-pays or deductibles.
  • We are accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by Medicare and Medicaid.
  • In addition to our home-palliative and home-hospice programs, we own and operate the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. The Center provides care for hospice patients who need inpatient management of a symptom and respite care to give caregivers the chance to rest and recover.
  • We are a proud recipient of the national Hospice Honors and Hospice Honors Elite awards.