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!
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We’re here when you need us most.
Your desires, your comfort, your legacy. How you spend your final days… YOUR choice.
Caring and comforting you and your family in a manner that exemplifies the ministry of Christ.
A dedicated hospice care team to develop and implement a personalized care plan.
Recent Blog Posts
As COVID-19 spreads, experts indicate many people will not have or exhibit serious symptoms even if they contract the disease. However, there are two groups of people who are especially at risk, the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions. Older adults and...
Gentle Shepherd Hospice has been closely monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and following all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. We have activated our multi-disciplinary emergency preparedness response team to coordinate our efforts in accordance with...
What we know so far is that COVID-19 is spread much like the regular flu—through coughs and sneezes that put droplets in the air and on surfaces. It may be 2–14 days after exposure before a person has symptoms. That means people can spread the virus without knowing...
by Brian Whited, Chaplain, Gentle Shepherd Hospice The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets. From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth...for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a...
In the midst of this crisis, most of the Gentle Shepherd staff is in the field or working remotely. In lieu of a marketing team meeting today, we received a touching email from Tracie McKenney, our executive director of strategic development and mission advancement. I...
This is a time of great uncertainty. It's natural to feel a wide range of emotions, including fear, anxiety, confusion, or loneliness. It is also a time to take extra care to address your feelings and keep them from paralyzing or overwhelming you. Get the facts. Our...