How to begin

Begin hospice care in Roanoke, VA and Lynchburg, VA.

With hospice, you regain control of your life by choosing who provides what care and when it is provided, as well as how and where you wish to receive medical services. With hospice, it’s all up to you. 

Call one of our hospice admission specialists at 800-789-0565. We are available by phone 24/7. Ask us about same-day admissions.

It is important to remember — your hospice provider is your choice and you can refer yourself to hospice. If you would like same day admission, Gentle Shepherd can also make that happen!

What is the process to begin hospice care?

  1. To self-refer, you can call us at 800-789-0565 or complete this online inquiry form. You may also let your physician know that you have decided to receive hospice care and they can make the referral for you. 
  2. Our admissions staff will set up a convenient time to talk with you and your family caregiver to go over the services available to you and begin the admission process. We are available to admit patients 24/7, even after business hours or on weekends and holidays. 
  3.  A care team staff member will visit with you at home to go over available services, answer questions and get the necessary signatures to complete your admission to hospice. 
  4. Soon after admission, a registered nurse (RN) will come to do an physical assessment, review your medications, set up an initial plan of care, determine what medical equipment or supplies you may need and let you know which members of our care team will be assigned to you. 

If you have any questions or would like to talk though this process, just give us a call at 800-789-0565. Let’s map out a strategy for the next steps together.