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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?

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 West Tennessee Healthcare Hospice call 731-664-4220, 1-800-286-5717, or e-mail us at Hospice@wth.org with questions or feedback about our website.


NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE STATEMENT
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.