Where We Provide Care
Our multi-disciplinary care teams serve patients wherever they reside — at home, with a family member, in an assisted living community or at a skilled nursing facility.
When you are facing a life-limiting illness, we can help improve the quality of your life and support family members and loved ones on the journey.
Most patients receive hospice care in their own home or wherever they call home. Being in a familiar environment with loved ones and having pain and symptoms well-managed by comfort care experts enriches the final stage of life. Gentle Shepherd will provide any equipment or supplies necessary for hospice care, such as medications, hospital beds or other medical equipment. Give us a call to discuss whether hospice is right for you.
Hospice Care in Facilities
Hospice services can also be delivered in nursing homes. Medicare requires contracts with hospice care providers and we have them with most of the long-term care facilities in our area. Our team works closely with nursing home staff to meet your healthcare and pain-management needs. As with home hospice care, we provide any medical equipment, supplies or medications related to comfort care. Let the social worker in your facility know that you want to explore hospice and they will work with you and Gentle Shepherd to address your needs and questions.
As a matter of philosophy and practice, Gentle Shepherd provides hospice care to anyone who meets Medicare's and our guidelines. Regardless of your religious affiliation, we "meet you where you are," honor your wishes and help you and your family make the most of your final days.
Gentle Shepherd Hospice serves the Roanoke and Lynchburg regions, including the surrounding counties. Please give us a call at 800-789-0586 to find out if you are located in one of our partially served counties.