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Our interdisciplinary hospice care team would be honored to join you in caring for patients wherever they live — in their home, with a caregiver, in an assisted living community or at a skilled nursing facility. When faced with a life-limiting illness, we can help improve the quality of your patients’ lives and support their family members and loved ones.  

Now offering a free online e-library with educational articles, caregiving tips and a monthly newsletter to help your patients manage difficult symptoms, make important decisions and deal with serious illness.

As a matter of philosophy and practice, Gentle Shepherd provides hospice care to anyone who meets Medicare’s and our guidelines. Regardless of religious affiliation, we “meet people where they are,” honor their wishes and help families make the most of their final days together.

Service Area

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 we can care for your patient if they live in one of our partially served counties.

Full County

Amherst

Appomatox

Bedford

Botetourt

Campbell

Partial County

Charlotte

Craig

Floyd

Franklin

Nelson

Pittsylvania

Recent Blog Posts

In Our Words: The Freedom to Question

by Brian Whited, our Chaplain GSH Staff, on this Good Friday, here is a devotion for you. Love you all. Keep up the good work.  God is in control.  He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.  He knows each hair on our head.  But the world we live in is also chaotic and...

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In Our Own Words: Our Souls are fed by Needle & Thread

by Carey Frost-Perdue, Executive Administrator of Administration   When our way of life becomes unstable, we can tend to panic and close ourselves off and away until the danger has passed. That is just human nature. It's not necessarily a bad thing because when...

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In Our Own Words: Cows on a Hill

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...

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In Our Words: Prayers during difficult times

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...

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Keep calm and stay in balance

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...

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COVID-19: Recommended Steps to Prevent Illness

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...

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SPECIAL ALERT Regarding our Response to COVID-19

Gentle Shepherd Hospice continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and following all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Since early in 2020, our multi-disciplinary emergency preparedness response team has been coordinating all operations in accordance with...

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Caring for a loved one with COVID-19?

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...

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Help prevent choking

Swallowing involves the coordination of many muscles in the mouth and throat. The action pushes chewed food down toward the stomach. At the same time, the throat needs to close off the windpipe to the lungs. Between 15% and 20% of older adults have trouble swallowing....

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How to beat “decision fatigue”

Caring for an ill family member often requires taking on the role of “decision maker.” Sometimes it’s multiple mundane decisions (Should you ask your sister to do the shopping? Is this a good day to shower Mom? Now or after lunch?). And sometimes it’s several...

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Osteoporosis: What you can do

If you are concerned about a loved one's osteoporosis—brittle bones—it's a good idea to bring this up with the doctor. He or she will likely discuss various medicines that can help. In addition, changes in daily life outlined below can go a long way to making stronger...

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