Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. is a not for profit hospice care program serving greater Wayne County and surrounding areas of Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Jeff Davis, Long, Liberty, Pierce, Tattnall counties; and limited areas of Coffee, Glynn, McIntosh and Ware. We are a Community based and Community Supported organization striving to give back through community education and a supportive holistic approach to care. Simply stated, we are dedicated to provide professional yet compassionate clinical care and education along with supportive assistance through advance directives, end of life planning and decision making,
Hospice is a philosophy and a form of health care available to people facing a variety of life limiting illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, various lung diseases, various types of dementia, renal failure, liver disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, HIV, and stroke, as well as a variety of other terminal diagnoses. Persons who can no longer benefit from, or choose to discontinue, aggressive curative treatment can benefit from the services hospice provides.
Hospice affirms life through provisions in pain and symptom management, in addition to emotional and spiritual support, assistance with education and understanding of the disease processes, grief and bereavement support, and personal support through a team of professional and compassionate staff and volunteers.
Hospice exists in an effort to provide support and care for persons with a life limiting illness in its last phase before death, so that they may have the best quality of life possible and be as comfortable as possible. Hospice affirms life and also recognizes that dying, like birth, is a normal part of each life. Hospice believes and hopes that through appropriate care and the support of a compassionate caring community that is sensitive to their needs, that patients, caregivers, and families will be allowed to receive a comfortable degree of emotional, spiritual, and mental preparation for the final phase of life’s journey.
Hospice is a program of palliative and supportive care services that provides physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual care for persons who are dying as well as the caregivers, friends and family surrounding that person. Hospice services are provided by a medically supervised interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers. Services provided by hospice are available in patient homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and other clinical settings. Bereavement services are available to the caregiver and family as well. Admission to hospice is based on the needs of the patient, caregiver, and family as well as hospice’s ability to meet those needs.
We invite you to browse our site to learn more about hospice services and how Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. may be able to assist someone you know and love. We have provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions which gives comprehensive answers to many common questions about hospice, as well as other helpful Other Resources for you to explore. We welcome your emails, phone calls, and visits to our office as well so that we can give you more personalized experience.