Gentle Shepherd is a hospice serving Roanoke and Lynchburg in Virginia.

Here when you need us most.

Guided by faith and hope…making the most of every day.

The first step begins with a choice.


Patients and Families

It’s unfortunate to meet you under these circumstances, but it’s good that you’re here. There are so many ways that hospice can help your family. We’ve been where you are now countless times. You can still find hope and comfort through the medical care and compassion found in Christ-centered faith.

Let’s walk through the benefits and options that are available at no cost to your family. Then if you choose, we can take it from there.

Healthcare Professionals

Thank you for trusting your patients with our hospice care team. We welcomes the opportunity to work with you and their families help those with advanced illness remain comfortable and have the best quality of life possible. You can refer online or by calling 800-789-0586.

For more information about Medicare eligibility requirements for hospice and other helpful resources, click here. 

What Is Hospice?


When you call, we’ll schedule a time to talk with you about when hospice services are recommended and what is covered. Should you choose to move forward, hospice care can start that day.

Same Day Admissions 24/7


You will be cared for by a team of highly experienced healthcare professionals, many who have been with us for several years, if not decades. Your physician, a social worker, chaplain and volunteers can also serve on your care team.


 In addition to being able to speak with a nurse any time day or night, your family will have access to our online e-library for family caregivers, recommended reading and downloadable resources and our blog, featuring caregiving tips, devotionals and more.


As you begin the healing process following the death of your loved one, we will still be here for your family with grief support programs, including weekly support groups and Camp Braveheart, a summer camp for grieving youth in grades 3-12.

Let’s talk about next steps.

Why Gentle Shepherd?

Gifted Guidance

Our seasoned hospice care team and professional staff will help ensure that your wishes are being honored and you and your family’s needs are addressed.

Gentle, Loving Care

Hospice is holistic care based on an individualized, daily plan of care developed with you and your physician to meet your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Body, Mind & Spirit

Our devoted staff will come alongside you, providing relief, encouragement and support to help you embrace a different kind of hope with confidence, faith and dignity.

Vision, Mission & Values

For 25 years we have walked with thousands of families through difficult times. It is an honor to serve as the “hands and feet of Christ” for those in need at the bedside and beyond.

The families we serve are our heroes. 

It takes a great deal of faith and fortitude to face the end of life with a loved one. We are always amazed by the  courage and strength of our patients and families. Read on to hear from others who honored us with the privilege of serving them during their hospice experience. 

"Every single person that touched our mother’s life (and her family’s lives) was kind, professional, loving and Godly. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking such good care of her."

Sandi E.

"Gentle Shepherd Grief Support has truly been a 'life-support' for me since the death of my husband two years ago. Martha, Kathy, and Staff provide a culture of information, caring, listening, and generosity. I so deeply appreciate the spiritual guidance and environment, as well as a safe place to fall, to talk, to cry, and even to laugh together.”

Nancy G.