Patients look to Baptist as the experts in health care. Through Baptist Hospice, you can receive that same expert care where you feel most comfortable and secure—in your own home. In addition, our services offer patients the option of being cared for at the inpatient unit at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis or at the Baptist Trinity Hospice House, the Mid-South’s first residential hospice. The Hospice House is located on the campus of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville
What Is Hospice?
Hospice is a special way of caring for people with a terminal illness by meeting the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care focused on comfort care rather than curative care and the belief that life should be lived to the fullest through the last months, days, and hours of life.
- Focus on quality of life and palliative care
- Patients do not have to be home bound
- Requires a physician’s written order with a prognosis of six months or less to live
- Pays for medications related to the terminal illness
- Paid for by Medicare and most private insurance plans
- Specializes in pain and symptom management
- Staff is professionally trained for end-of-life care
- Psychosocial and spiritual support/counseling
- Free grief and bereavement support for 13 months or longer
- Staff on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Patient and family are the focus of care
Hospice care services for patients in need are made possible by contributions from the community, an endowment fund from the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and fund-raising efforts, such as the annual Art of Caring event. If you would like more information about the work of the Foundation or wish to make a contribution to the hospice fund, please call (901) 227-7123 or (800) 895-4483, or you may make a secure online donation at www.bmhgiving.org. Thank you for your generous support.