We care for you where you live.

Our interdisciplinary teams care for patients wherever they live — in their home, with a caregiver, 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.  

Visit our free online e-library with educational articles, caregiving tips and a monthly newsletter to help you manage difficult symptoms, make important decisions and deal with serious illness.

In-Home Hospice

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 can enrich the final stages of your life. Hospice benefits also include any equipment or supplies necessary, such as medications, hospital beds or other medical equipment. 

Hospice Care in Facilities

We have contracts with most of the long-term care facilities in our area and our team works closely with facility staff to meet your care needs. As with in-home hospice, medical equipment, supplies and medications related to hospice care will be covered. Let the social worker in your facility know if you want to consider hospice and they will work with us to address your needs and any questions you may have.

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.

Service Areas

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.

Full County

Amherst

Appomatox

Bedford

Botetourt

Campbell

Partial County

Charlotte

Craig

Floyd

Franklin

Nelson

Pittsylvania

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.

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