Care focused on comfort.

Hospice services in Roanoke, VA and Lynchburg, VA.

During this challenging time, our focus is entirely on your comfort, end-of-life wishes and the well-being of your loved ones. When you choose to have our hospice services, you can regain control of your life by setting the course for how you want to approach your diagnosis. We come alongside you as experienced guides to help maintain your quality of life so that you are able to spend your time with loved ones, doing what you wish to do.  

Our work is our calling, stemming from deeply held values of faith, hope and love. You will be cared for in a manner that exemplifies the ministry of Christ. You will be greeted with smiles and a servant’s heart, cared for with gentle hands and treated with kindness, wisdom and respect.

Caregivers and close family members also find reassurance, relief and peace of mind. We often hear from families that they wish they had called hospice sooner. Many are surprised by the breadth of services they qualify for and feel blessed by the impact our care team has on the entire family during this difficult time.

What are hospice services and who pays for them?

Hospice care is for both the patient and their family. Services are 100% covered by Medicare, Medicaid and some private insurance providers. (We bill them on your behalf.) Hospice benefits include:

  • Customized pain and symptom management and emotional and spiritual support
  • Coordinated care plan oversight by a medical team
  • Medications, medical supplies and equipment related to your terminal illness
  • Trained volunteers
  • Grief and loss support
  • Inpatient and respite care, if needed

    We're Here to Help

    Our hospice service team is available to answer your questions. Please call 800-789-0586 or submit an inquiry form and we will contact you.

     Gentle Shepherd Hospice accepts patients regardless of their race, color, national origin, age, disability or gender. Language translation and communication services for the hearing/speech-impaired are available to you free of charge by calling 800-789-0586 or emailing us here.

    Learn More About Our Services

    HOSPICE CARE TEAM

    Gentle Shepherd’s hospice experts care for you and your family in more ways than you might expect.

    WHERE WE PROVIDE CARE

    Gentle Shepherd provides care wherever you call home.

    GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT

    Our “Healing After Loss” program offers grief support for both adults and children.

    VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE

    Volunteers are available to help you and your family through this difficult time.

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