Hospice of Southwest Georgia
Since 1989, Hospice of Southwest Georgia has been committed to reaching
those with the need for hospice services. The significance of hospice care
is to help terminally ill patients recapture the spirit of living and make
the most of remaining time with family and friends.
Hospice care is designed to assist patients with life limiting illnesses to
live each day to the fullest. Through specialized medical care and
compassionate, emotional support, Hospice promotes physical comfort and
emotional peace of mind. The Hospice care team includes physicians, nurses,
nursing assistants, counselors, social workers, chaplains and trained
volunteers, All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
On-call nurses are available to respond to emergencies, enabling patients to
remain in their home even during periods of medical crisis.
Hospice offers a wide variety of coordinated services provided by skilled
professionals and volunteers trained in the area of end-of-life care.
Services are customized to meet the needs of each patient. Under the
direction of the physician and the patientís own wishes, a comprehensive
plan of care is developed.
This care plan may include any or the following services:
|Personal care and homemaker services
||Skilled nursing services
|Counseling for emotional support
|Medical supplies and equipment
|Chaplainry services for spiritual care
||Medical social work services
|Physical, occupational and speech therapies
||In-patient respite care
|Medications administered according to attending physicianís prescribed orders|
|Bereavement services for up to one year after the loss of a loved one|
Referrals to Hospice of Southwest Georgia can be made by physicians,
helping agencies, ministers or family, or even the patient can request
hospice services directly. Hospice of Southwest Georgia serves patients in
Thomas, Grady, Decatur, Mitchell, Brooks, Colquitt, Baker, Seminole, Miller,
Clay, Calhoun and Early counties. No one is refused Hospice services on the
basis of race, religion, age, sex, ethnic background, handicap, condition or
Hospice offers services based upon need rather than ability to pay. Payment
for services is accepted from commercial insurance companies, Medicare,
Medicaid and private pay. For those families who cannot afford the cost of
care, Hospice of Southwest Georgia relies upon supplemental funding through
donations from the community and the support of the Archbold Foundation.
Accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
To learn more about Hospice or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, contact
|Hospice of Southwest Georgia|
818 Gordon Avenue|
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
229-227-5520 or 800-290-6567
1323 East Shotwell Street|
Bainbridge, Georgia 39817
229-246-9965 or 800-290-6567
|GA Permit 139-029H|