Hospice

Nursing care and emotional support for those in the last six months of life, in patient’s home or in a facility. Primary focus is patient- and family-centered care, pain and symptom management. Medicare, TennCare, private insurance.

When you hire an individual or company to come onto your property or into your home, you take on a certain amount of risk, as does the person hired. See the Action Guide for questions to ask when hiring an in-home service.

In-Home Hospice

In-home hospice allows terminally ill patients to spend their last days in familiar surroundings. If the patient is enrolled in Medicare, choose a Medicare-approved hospice provider.

Amedisys Hospice: 689-7123

1420 Dutch Valley Road, Suite C, 37918  |  Website »

Avalon Hospice: 769-5110

152F Market Place Boulevard, 37922  |  Website »

Caris Healthcare: 694-4848

10651 Coward Mill Road, 37931  |  Website »

Covenant Hospice: 374-0600

3001 Lake Brook Boulevard, Suite 101, 37909  |  Website »

Smoky Mountain Hospice: 673-5877

3615 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 37914  |  Website »
See sponsor message, page 170.

Tennova Hospice Services: 925-5500

7447 Andersonville Pike, 37938  |  Website »

UT Hospice: 544-6222

2270 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 101, 37919

Facility-Based Hospice

Hospice is available to nursing home residents and hospital patients. Some nursing homes offer hospice by contract with a home health care agency; or the resident or family may contact an agency themselves. Ask nursing home staff about arrangements. Hospice patients who meet criteria can be admitted to a hospital transitional care unit, on doctor’s orders, if care of a dying patient is more than family can manage.

Residential Hospice

Tennova Residential Hospice: 925-5500

7447 Andersonville Pike, 37938
Provides palliative, supportive care in a home-like setting to those who are dying. Medicare.  |  Website »

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