Most people are referred to us by their doctor, but family members, friends, members of the clergy and even patients can connect with Hospice of Davidson County to discuss care options. The decision to enroll in hospice is made by the patient with consultation from physicians and loved ones.
Hospice care is provided by a team of experienced care professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, hospice aides, grief counselors, and trained volunteers.
Pain and symptom management is our highest priority, but responding to the emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their families is an integral part of our service offering.
Key services include:
- Expert pain and symptom management
- 24-hour on-call availability
- Residential crisis care
- Emotional support
- Pharmacy services
- Medication management
- Community resource referrals and coordination services
- Individualized patient care plans
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Personal Care
- Advance care planning and decision-making assistance
- Accessibility to community resources
Most patients choose to receive hospice care and support in their own homes, in a familiar setting with their loved ones. Home is wherever the patient lives and may include assisted living and nursing care facilities. Patients are also served at Davidson County’s Hinkle Hospice House, our own inpatient care facility, located on Highway 64 East in Davidson County.
Living With An Illness
Managing the symptoms of a serious illness can be overwhelming. Whether you’ve received a new diagnosis or you’ve had an illness for some time, you are probably experiencing a range of emotions and feelings about your illness and your care. Learning more about the symptoms, understanding the emotions and making decisions will help you enhance your quality of life.
Your symptoms may vary based on your diagnosis. Managing them well can greatly improve your quality of life. The following are common symptoms many of our patients experience and ways to manage them to remain comfortable. Be sure to speak with your care provider about symptoms you’re having.