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Baptist Hospice

BAPTIST HOSPICE
Add More Life To Every Day
301 Interstate Park
Montgomery, AL 36109
334-395-5000

Physician Finder: 334-273-4444

Family members share their experience

"Baptist Hospice took care of my mother so we could take care of loving her to the end."

"We will always be grateful for this wonderful program."

"I could not have asked for more supportive and caring people than those at Baptist Hospice that cared for my loved one."

"My mother felt safe and cared for by these angels."

"Our family could not have made it without Baptist Hospice."

"I only wish our physician had referred my father to Hospice sooner."

The hospice team

Baptist Hospice involves a caring team of compassionate highly-trained professionals and dedicated volunteers who are committed to providing care to patients with a life limiting illness and their loved ones.

Hospice services are available for both children and adults, and care is provided in the patient’s residence. Our hospice team works with the patient’s physician on an ongoing basis to monitor the patient’s progress and adapt the most appropriate plan of care.

The hospice team includes a medical director, specially trained hospice nurses and nursing assistants, social worker, chaplains, dietitian, bereavement coordinator, grief counselor and many caring, trained volunteers and the hospice office support staff. Baptist Hospice has been assisting patients and families since 1984.

Is hospice for me?

Hospice is a special way of caring for people with a life limiting illness. The Baptist Hospice program is designed to help people spend their days living as comfortably as possible, at home, surrounded by loved ones. Hospice emphasizes the quality of life by focusing on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

The Baptist Hospice coverage area includes a 50-mile radius extending from the city of Montgomery.

What can hospice do for us?

Core benefits:

  • Hospice nurses specially trained in pain and symptom management visit as needed to assess your needs and ensure your comfort, while working with your physician. 
  • A hospice R.N. is on call 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and can be reached whenever you feel the need or have a question. 
  • A certified nursing assistant may visit two to three times weekly, to attend to your personal needs, such as bathing, changing linens, shaving, etc. 
  • Social workers are available for counseling and can also assist you and your family in addressing emotionally difficult issues you may face. They can also assist you in obtaining any benefits you may be eligible to receive from various social agencies. 
  • The hospice chaplain is available to provide spiritual counseling, guidance and support for you and your family. 
  • A trained hospice volunteer is available to you and your family, if desired, to function as a friend and helper. 
  • Hospice also offers bereavement counseling and a support group that meets regularly.

Other benefits:

  • Approved medical equipment necessary for your comfort. 
  • Medications related to management of symptoms. 
  • Short-term hospitalization in a Baptist Health hospital, if needed, for pain and symptom control. 
  • Five days of in-hospital care in a Baptist Health hospital to provide a rest period for caregivers. 
  • Scheduled nursing care if a short-term medical crisis develops.

Who pays for these services?

MEDICARE or MEDICAID — Cover services listed under core benefits, as well as those listed under other benefits.

INSURANCE — Most insurance plans cover core and other benefits. Contact your health insurance representative or, if you prefer, we will be happy to determine the scope of your coverage under your specific plan.

SELF-PAY — Personal financial arrangements are worked out on an individual basis. Contact Baptist Hospice for more information. Ability to pay is not a consideration of admission.

Now what?

If you believe Baptist Hospice can be of assistance, you first need to discuss hospice care with your physician. Once a physician referral is verified, a hospice staff member sets up an appointment to visit you in your home or in the hospital to discuss the entire program of care and outline the various hospice service. If you wish to be admitted, a hospice registered nurse. conducts a physical assessment, provides you with specific information and answers any questions you may have. A plan of care is designed specifically for you. If you have additional questions, please contact Baptist Hospice at (334) 395-5000 and let us help you in any way we can.

Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

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