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What is Hospice?

Hospice is a philosophy of care. It treats the person rather than the disease and focuses on quality of life. It surrounds the patient and family with a team consisting of professionals who not only address physical distress, but emotional and spiritual issues as well. Hospice care is patient-centered because the needs of the patient and family drive the activities of the hospice team.

It is also important to make clear what hospice is not—hospice is not hastening death. Instead, it is about celebrating what time the patient has left, and making them as comfortable as possible.

How is Hospice Funded?

Making Room for Love is a call for our community to join us in supporting advanced health care for our region. Through this philanthropic initiative, West Tennessee Healthcare is seeking to better serve our hospice patients throughout west Tennessee with a hospice home. Our goal is to establish our region’s first residential hospice facility that looks and feels like home and serves all of west Tennessee with highly individualized hospice care that respects the sanctity, dignity, and spiritual welfare of each person. The Hospice Home will enhance end-of-life services for Jackson and other west Tennessee communities, providing the best clinical care for those unable to stay home. The Hospice Home is designed with families in mind, allowing them a space to share stories, laugh, cry, and celebrate a life well-lived.

Hospice of West Tennessee accepts payment from Medicare, TennCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and other private insurance.

We also accept self-paying patients and those who are unable to pay.

We accept donations from companies and individuals. We use these donations to assist us in caring for the indigent.

All contributions are tax deductible.

For more information about services of Hospice of West Tennessee call 731-664-4220, 1-800-286-5717, or e-mail us at with questions or feedback about our website.

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.