Community Hospice Center
Call 334-774-1380 for Information
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
On call 24/7
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What Is Hospice?
Hospice is a specialized form of home health service that provides care for individuals who have a life limiting illness, and are no longer seeking a cure. Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate services to its patients and loved ones. Hospice care creates the hope and belief that patients and families can obtain physical, emotional, and spiritual preparation for the final stages of life. Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center will provide our patients with a wide range of support options to meet a variety of needs.
What is Admission Criteria?
Hospice is available to individuals who have a life threatening illness in which a physician has agreed that hospice is appropriate, have decided to seek quality of life and comfort, rather than a cure, and who agree to the plan of care developed by hospice, the attending physician, and the patient.
What is the Focus of Hospice Care?
- Palliative, comfort care
- Spiritual care
- Emotional Support
- Pain control
- Bereavement Services
- Patient dignity and quality of life
Community Hospice Grief Share group meets every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Community Hospice in Ozark. The support group is open to the general public, who feels they need help in coping with a loss.
Who pays for Hospice?
Hospice care is your right...and it is often covered by Medicare. The Comprehensive care provided by our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What illnesses are appropriate for hospice care?
Our care focuses on terminally ill patients with illnesses such as cancer, organ failure, and neuromuscular degenerative diseases.
The Community Hospice Interdisciplinary Team
Our team is comprised of physicians, nurses, social workers, volunteers, home health aides, bereveavement counselors, and a chaplain.
Becoming a Volunteer Is Easy!
More than 1 million people and their families are cared for by hospice each year, many with the support of hospice volunteers.