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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 Nutritional counseling
Medical supplies and equipment Volunteer support
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 financial resources.

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

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