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Hospice Care

Providing emotional and physical comfort

We are proud to offer Caris as a hospice provider at NHC HealthCare, Clinton. We offer high-quality, compassionate care at the end of life through a team oriented approach to care that includes: expert medical care, pain and symptom management, and a plan of care that is customized to meet patient and family needs.

What are advantages of Hospice care?

  • Hospice treats the person instead of the disease.
  • Hospice focuses on the family as well as the individual.
  • Hospice emphasizes the quality of life instead of its duration.
  • Hospice allows the patient and family to control how and where he or she experiences the
    remainder of life.
  • Hospice coordinates your care with your physician.
  • Hospice provides grief and family support services throughout the course of life limiting illness and for a year after your loved one has passed away.

Caris HealthCare, L.P. specializes in hospice care services in NHC owned healthcare centers located in TN, MO, SC and VA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When should a decision about entering a hospice program be made and who should make it?

A: Health care decisions belong to the patient. At any time during a life-limiting illness, it is appropriate to discuss all of a patient's care options, including hospice. Facing illness is difficult. Hospice staff members are highly sensitive to all of your concerns and always available to discuss options with the patient, family, and physician.

Q: Should I wait for our physician to mention the possibility of hospice, or should I mention it first?

A: The time to plan for end of life issues is now. Your physician needs to know how you wish to proceed. Patients and family should feel free to discuss hospice care at any time with their physician and other health care professionals, clergy, or friends.

Q: Does hospice do anything to make death come sooner?

A: Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death and upholds the sanctity of life. The goal is to maximize the quality of life for patients, even when the duration of life is in question.

Q: Who pays for hospice care?

A: There is no cost to patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many other managed care plans. In addition, military personnel and their dependents can receive hospice under TRICARE.

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