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Hospice care tailored to each patient

Hospice care from the Good Samaritan Society focuses on uplifting every patient’s quality of life so they can experience peace and comfort through the next steps of life’s journey.

Whether you or your loved one receive care at one of our hospice locations, a long-term care center or at home, our experienced care team strives to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support while making sure each patient’s wishes are listened to and carried out.

When a patient and their medical team have decided that curative treatment is no longer the focus, we can provide:

  • Pain management
  • Spiritual care
  • Palliative care

Read more about our hospice services.

Hospice care offers what families need most at the end of life so they feel supported and can make the most of the time they have left together.

Call us at (866) 507-2213 or message us for more information.

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Compassionate care with a team approach

The Good Samaritan Society’s hospice caregivers are trained to provide comfort, ease pain and offer hope in the final stages of life. We strive to help manage symptoms and provide relief.

Ultimately, each patient’s choices and decisions are most important – our goal is to simply help them enjoy each remaining day to the fullest.

Our team also provides bereavement support to family members for 13 months after their loved one’s passing.

With a philosophy based on our mission of making sure patients feel loved, valued and at peace, we are honored to serve you and your loved ones.

Read how caregivers are granting the wishes of hospice patients.

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Hospice care FAQ

  • What is hospice?

    Hospice care focuses on the quality of life for people and their caregivers who are experiencing an advanced, life-limiting illness. This specialized care helps them live as fully and comfortably as possible in the last phases of an incurable disease or physical ailment.

    The hospice philosophy accepts death as the final stage of life: it affirms life, but does not try to hasten or postpone death. Hospice care treats the person and symptoms of the disease, rather than treating the disease itself.

    A team of professionals work together to manage symptoms so that a person's last days may be spent with dignity and quality, Hospice care is also family-centered – it includes the patient and the family in making decisions.

    Contact us at (866) 507-2213 for more information.

  • What is palliative care?

    Palliative care brings physical and emotional support to patients with severe or chronic illnesses. It focuses on treating the symptoms of a condition to provide pain relief and improve the patient’s quality of life.

    Palliative care benefits patients with terminal illnesses as well as ongoing or painful conditions. It is not just for end-of-life care. Patients at all stages of a chronic or difficult illness can benefit from palliative care.

  • When should hospice be considered?

    Hospice care may be an appropriate choice when a person can no longer benefit from curative treatments and has a limited life expectancy, as diagnosed by a physician.

    Hospice service begins when the patient, physician and family decide it is best.

    If the patient or family member's situation changes, the patient's condition improves, or the disease goes into remission, the patient can be discharged from hospice services, yet resume services at a later date if needed. Read the truth about hospice.

    Contact us at (866) 507-2213 for more information.

  • How do I pay for hospice care?

    Hospice care is generally fully reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid and many other types of health plans, including private insurance.

    Please refer to this information regarding Medicare hospice benefits.

    Be sure to check with your insurance provider before making a decision about hospice services.

    Read an overview of the senior care and services that Medicare covers.

  • What is hospice care at home?

    Most hospice care is centered in the home, however, there might be times when you need to be in a hospital, extended-care facility or an inpatient hospice center.

    Your home hospice team can arrange for inpatient care and will stay involved in your care and in communication with your family. You can go back to in-home care when you and your family are ready. There is always someone on call to help you with whatever need may arise.

    Hospice care assures you and your family that you are not alone and can get help at any time.

  • Do I need a referral?

    You do not need a referral to receive hospice care. Talk with your physician and family to decide where you would like to receive care.

    Then determine if you prefer to receive hospice care at home or in a hospice location. You or your family can call to schedule a tour or find answers to your questions.

    Providers can contact us at (855) 446-1862 for more information.

    View our hospice resources.


Medical and nonmedical home-based services

  • Home Health

    Our home health services focus on the medical assistance you need including medication management, rehabilitation services, wound care, social work and other medical treatments.

    Learn more about Home Health

  • Home Care

    Sometimes referred to as "private duty care", home care from the Good Samaritan Society provides the assistance you or a loved one may need with daily routine activities not associated with medical care. This may include everything from light housework and preparing meals to running errands and companionship.

    Learn more about Home Care

  • Telehealth

    Telehealth is in-home technology so your caregiving team can better communicate and assist in your care from a remote location. Telehealth medical devices fulfill a range of functions from monitoring blood pressure and pulse to medication reminders and answering simple questions.

    Learn more about Telehealth

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