Hospice

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Compassionate Care with Expertise

Hospice is a special way of caring for someone with a limited life expectancy, when the prognosis is discussed in terms of months rather than years. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life by keeping the patient comfortable and pain-free.

St.Vincent Hospice services are focused on the entire family. Our concern is not only for a family's physical welfare but also its emotional and spiritual well being. St.Vincent hospice care is provided by certified hospice and palliative care physicians who assist patients with pain relief and other symptoms. They provide spiritual, emotional, social, and physical assistance, as well as connections to bereavement groups.

Hospice is a concept of care, not a place of care. Therefore, patients can receive care wherever they call home. This may include a personal residence, nursing facility, assisted living residence, or a hospital setting. If pain or symptoms cannot be controlled at home, the patient has the opportunity to be evaluated for our inpatient level of care.

The beautiful, 25-bed St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospice facility has provided end-of-life care for more than two decades. With carefully chosen furnishings and amenities, there are spacious private rooms and suites, outdoor patios, and a lovely, expansive courtyard . It also features a peaceful chapel and library for quiet moments as well as gathering places for patients and family members.

With our guiding symbol of the three doves - representing body, mind and spirit - St.Vincent Hospice is charged with the mission of helping patients and families complete the journey of life in comfort and peace. We are able to achieve our mission through the expertise of our hospice and palliative care certified medical staff who work together to provide holistic choices and dignity.

Medical Staff - The certified physicians oversee the medical component of the program. ln addition, they are available for consultation with the patient's attending physician.

Registered Nurse and/or licensed Practical Nurse - A hospice nurse will make regular visits to provide consultation in pain management and to help the patient and family understand the illness.

Nurse Practitioner - Certified in the care of the family, wound care, and clinical aromatherapy.

Medical Social Worker - A licensed social worker will make visits as needed to provide emotional support if desired by the patient and the family.

Hospice Aid - Hospice home health aides provide additional personal care, time, and attention.

Chaplain - A chaplain is available to provide spiritual support as desired by the patient and the family.

Volunteers - A team of volunteers is available for companionship and support. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 317-338-4011.

Bereavement - Hospice offers bereavement care to the patient's family members or significant others for a period of at least 13 months from the date of death.

Therapists - Hospice provides therapists for physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

St.Vincent Hospice - Indianapolis

8450 North Payne Road, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-338-4060
888-780-7284
Fax: 317-338-9619

St.Vincent Hospice - Anderson

2015 Jackson Street
Anderson, IN 46016
765-646-8179
800-621-2788
Fax: 765-644-5884

St. Joseph Hospice - Kokomo

311 South Berkley Drive
Kokomo, IN 46901
765-456-5885
866-886-5785
Fax: 765-456-5985

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