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The first step begins with a choice.

Guided by Faith and Hope. Making the Most of Every Day.

The doctor said there’s no cure. So what now?

First of all, you are not alone. We’ve brought families through this thousands of times. Right now you probably feel exhausted, overwhelmed, confused and emotionally broken. That’s okay. Together we can work through all of the necessary decisions and whatever may come. In the meantime, keep praying for a miracle. And we’ll help you turn this troubling time into treasured memories.

So, take a deep breath, pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll talk through the many options available to you. Then if you want, we can take it from there.

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In the words of our patients' families, our care team is an "army of angels... with sweet spirits... always there with comfort... guiding in helping me make the right choice... serving faithfully and selflessly... making the last earthly days so much brighter and happier."

When you have been told you have six months or less to live, our dedicated care team can help determine if you are eligible for hospice, talk with you about how services are covered, supply what may be needed and help you make the most of whatever time is left.

When you call us, we’ll schedule a time to meet with you in your home to talk about hospice services. Should you choose to move forward, hospice care can start that day.

Same Day Admissions
24/7 – 365 days a year

You will be cared for by highly experienced healthcare professionals, many who have been with Gentle Shepherd for several years, if not decades. Your physician may continue to stay involved as well. A social worker, chaplain and volunteers can also serve on your care team.

After a loved one passes away, the loss is devastating. When the focus of family and friends inevitably shifts back to their own lives, Gentle Shepherd will still be there you over the next year to help you begin to heal.

Find out what hospice can do for you.

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Why Gentle Shepherd?

Most people choose us because of our reputation for providing exceptional care. Many are drawn to us because we are faith-based and our work is our calling. Others appreciate that we are a local, well-established, family-owned business. Some know us from our community support and involvement with missions. Perhaps you can begin to know us through the testimony of those we have served. Read on to hear what they say…

Sharon N.

My family and I are so grateful for the loving care that you gave both of our parents when they […]

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Sandi E.

Every single person that touched our mother’s life (and her family’s lives) was kind, professional, loving and Godly. We thank […]

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Daniel P.

I’ll be forever grateful for the care Gentle Shepherd staff gave my Mom and for the peace of mind it gave to me, being so far away. I could tell that everyone did their best to make her comfortable and make sure she received the medical help she needed.

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Teri B.

I appreciate all the kindness, dedication, and compassion of the Gentle Shepherd staff. The professionalism of the staff that works with me goes beyond anything I could have imagined.

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Claire N.

Gentle Shepherd was always there when I needed them…They were attentive, prepared us for what to expect, and brought hope and compassion into a very difficult situation.

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Nancy G.

When I didn’t know where to turn or what to do – I was directed to Gentle Shepherd and I thank God every day for this wonderful opportunity to improve my life surrounded by loving and gentle folks who care so much.

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Gifted Guidance

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

Our Team

Gentle, Loving Care

Our devoted staff comes alongside you, providing relief, encouragement and helping you embrace a different kind of hope with confidence and dignity.

Our Services

Body, Mind & Spirit

Our team of hospice nursing specialists, social workers and chaplains work with you and your physician to develop a daily plan of care that meets your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Our Approach

Vision, Mission & Values

It's been our privilege to walk families through difficult times for nearly 25 years. We are called to serve as the "hands and feet of Christ" for those in need.

Our Legacy

Learn how hospice can help you

Make the most of every day

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