Compassion. Comfort. Hope.

Patient-centered hospice care in Roanoke, VA and Lynchburg, VA.

Giving is what directs our hearts and defines our ministry — at the bedside and beyond. As a member of our hospice family, you can also share in serving those in need!

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.

When Gentle Shepherd was founded, Don and Kim pledged to care for others as Jesus did and to devote significant time and money to ministries, missions and community organizations that share our core values. Through our direct efforts and our ministry partners as the “hands and feet of Christ,” we have served millions of people around the world. 

An example of our commitment to ministry is a 15-year partnership with The Gideons International through which thousands of bibles have been placed in memory of each of our patients. Through this ministry alone, Gentle Shepherd patients have potentially reached over 18 million souls with God’s word!

Here in our local communities, we also match 100% of employee donations to several other area ministries with which we have long-standing partnerships. We would love for you to join us in living to give! 

We're Here to Help

Please call 800-789-0586 or submit an inquiry email.

We’re here when you need us most.

PATIENT CENTERED

Your desires, your comfort, your legacy. How you spend your final days… YOUR choice.

COMPASSIONATE

Caring and comforting you and your family in a manner that exemplifies the ministry of Christ.

COMPREHENSIVE

A dedicated hospice care team to develop and implement a personalized care plan.

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