Hospice Family Care™ was founded in 1979 as the first hospice to serve Madison County and continues to be the only not-for-profit hospice agency in the community. Today, there are many hospices serving Madison County, but Hospice Family Care™ is the only one founded as a community resource, rather than a “for-profit” business or medical chain.
Hospice Family Care™ provides advanced end-of-life healthcare in the comfort of a patient’s home – whether it is a private residence, nursing home or assisted living facility. Our agency provides medical care, social and spiritual support, companionship and education – all in order to ensure the most comfort and highest quality of life for the patient in his or her last days, weeks or months.
Hospice Family Care™ is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors comprised of local business people and medical professionals. Because there is no “owner” or group of investors to pay, more funding goes directly toward patient care, and this translates into a higher level of available services and better care for each patient. With United Way funding and continued community support, we are able to offer the most comprehensive and highest-quality services to our patients, including massage, pet and music therapies (when medically indicated). All efforts are geared toward exceptional end-of-life healthcare, not profit margins. Hospice Family Care™ provides services to all residents of Madison County, regardless of ability to pay.
Our team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice aides, chaplains and volunteers. Each member of this team contributes specialized expertise to benefit the patient and members of his or her family. An individualized Plan of Care is developed for each case, ensuring the most comprehensive and appropriate support for each patient and family.