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

You are not alone. We’ve walked with families through caring for their loved ones for over 20 years. We’re here for you. Right now you probably feel exhausted, overwhelmed, confused and emotionally broken. That’s okay, and we understand. 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.

Our mission and purpose is to provide our patients with the best hospice care available in a manner that exemplifies Christ’s ministry while he was on earth. This has always been our philosophy and practice, and it is our continued commitment and promise to you.

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.

What We Offer


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.

The first step begins with a choice.

Why Gentle Shepherd?

Gifted Guidance

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

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.

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 deepest physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Vision, Mission & Values

It’s been our greatest privilege to walk with families through difficult times for nearly 25 years. Our team has been honored serve as the “hands and feet of Christ” for those in need in our surrounding community.

Hear from the families we have served.

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…

"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.