About Spencer County Hospice

If you were diagnosed with a terminal illness, would you know where you and your family could turn for help? Coping with a terminal illness can be tough on patients, family, and friends. Fortunately, there’s an end-of-life option that provides patients and their families with comfort, compassion, and dignity. That option is hospice care; comfort care. Most people would prefer to spend their final days at home - free of pain - among the people and things they love. For more than three decades hospice care has been dedicated to making it possible to get the end-of-life care you and your loved ones want and need.

Spencer County Hospice has been serving our county for over 15 years. We have assisted 155+ patients and their families. We are licensed by the State of Indiana and are Medicare/Medicaid certified.

Hospice care neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice goes to the patient in their home and treats pain and other symptoms with aggressive medical care and eases the emotional and spiritual suffering of patients, families and loved ones. A team of dedicated and caring-medical experts, professionals and members of the community makes this care possible - doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, trained volunteers and bereavement counselors. Hospice care also helps families by easing some financial concerns. When a patient elects hospice services from Spencer County Hospice, medical equipment, medications and other supplies are furnished at no cost to the patient.

How is hospice care paid for? Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance policies cover hospice care. Through United Way donations, community contributions and memorial donations, Spencer County Hospice is able to provide patients who lack sufficient payment resources free services in their home.

In a survey conducted recently for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) those polled noted the importance of information and guidance from end-of-life care experts for patients diagnosed with life-limiting conditions. Nearly nine out of ten Americans (88%) believe that patients with a life-limiting diagnosis would benefit from a consultation with end-of-life specialists to complement the care of their own physician, citing more control over end-of-life decisions, improving the patient’s quality of life, and diminishing the financial impact of terminal illness as the expected benefit. The NHPCO estimates that for every patient who is currently receiving hospice care, there are two more who could benefit. What accounts for this? Primarily, lack of awareness. Spencer County Hospice is the source of information regarding end-of-life care.

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