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Who We Are

Mission:

Our Mission is to provide excellent compassionate end of life care for those touched by life-threatening illness, grief and loss.

Vision:

We believe that all people have the right to compassionate, quality, end-of-life care.

How We Are Unique:

Hospice Family Care provides services to all residents of Madison County, regardless of ability to pay. Hospice Family Care was founded in 1979 as the first hospice to serve Madison County and continues to be the only not-for-profit hospice agency in the community. We provide advanced end-of-life healthcare in the comfort of a patient's home - whether it is a private residence, nursing home or assisted living facility. Hospice Family Care is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. With United Way funding and continued community support, we are able to offer the most comprehensive services to our patients, including massage, pet and music therapies (when medically indicated).

Each of our patients receive an interdisciplinary care team--a physician, nurse, social worker, home health aide, chaplain, and volunteer--who customize a care plan with the patient to carry out his/her/their wishes related to their medical care and death plan.

We also provide grief support to any adult in the community that has been touched by grief or loss. Through our Caring House, funded by the United Way, we have created a tranquil area resource for children ages 3 to 18 who have experienced grief and loss. Adults and children do not have to be receiving services from Hospice Family Care in order to participate--anyone is welcome.

What We Do

Our Volunteers:

The goal of the volunteer program is to enhance the quality of care delivered to the patient and family through support and assistance. We strive to match any unexpected needs with the time and talents of capable community members. 
 
After receiving training, here are some ways volunteers share their time and talents...
Provide companionship
Sit with the patient while family members run errands 
Read to a patient or share their musical talents
Do yoga, ride a bike, or dance with a patient
Light meal prep and housekeeping
Facilitate grief support activities for children in the office or in local schools
Scrapbook or create life review album with a patient or family member
Do arts and crafts with grieving youth in our Caring House
Spiritual support (we partner with the Interfaith Mission to support all faiths)
Follow families grieving their loss for 13 months after a patient passes
 
Even our professional community members, with active certificates or licenses, provide...
Lawncare
Haircuts
Pet, Music, and aroma therapy
Legal advice
Advance directive assistance
Moving assistance
etc...

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