Hospice & Palliative Care
We celebrate life with everyone in our community of care by providing compassionate and individualized experiences
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice is a medical specialty that provides comfort and dignity by “treating the entire patient” and their family when illness no longer responds to cure-oriented therapies. Lexington Hospice partners with you, your family and your physician in providing quality, compassionate, end-of-life care.
When is Hospice Care Appropriate?
If you are ready to make the change from aggressive treatments to compassionate care with a focus on dignity, or you are in need of symptom control and emotional and spiritual support, Lexington Hospice will exceed your expectations. Simply call Lexington Hospice and we will meet with you and your family to answer all of your questions regarding our care and services.
When is Palliative Care Appropriate?
If you are not ready to give up the curative aspect of care but simply need assistance with management of symptoms, then Lexington can also assist you. When curative services augmented by Palliative Care no longer meet your needs, we offer a seamless transition to our hospice services.
Levels of Care:
- Routine Care: Your Lexington Hospice team makes regularly scheduled visits at your place of residence based on you and your family’s specific needs
- General Inpatient Care: When you experience symptoms that cannot be managed at home and need short-term care in a health care facility
- Continuous Care: Your Lexington Hospice team provides up to 24 hours of care at your residence during brief periods that require symptom management
- Respite Care: When families find themselves in need of additional help, Lexington Hospice can arrange up to five days of care in a health care facility
- Palliative Care: When suffering from serious illness, this level of care manages your pain and related symptoms
Our Helping Hands Include:
- Physicians and Nurse Practitioners who provide one-on-one care including Palliative Care
- Nursing Staff that works with you and your physician to develop a plan of care that includes symptom and pain management
- Social Workers who provide counseling, emotional support and end-of-life planning
- Chaplains whose ministry extends beyond religious preferences, provide inner peace
- Volunteers who touch hearts by providing occasional relief, companionship and friendship
- Bereavement Specialists who offer guidance during your journey through grief and loss
- Special Caregivers who provide a program to honor Veterans recognizing their unique contribution and needs
- Hospice Aides are available to assist you with your personal care needs and light housekeeping
- Other Support including dietary guidance, music therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psycho-social evaluations and a wide variety of other holistic support services
In Our Hands, You Can Expect That We Will:
- Focus on helping you live your life as fully as possible by tailoring our services to your needs. You will remain in control of your life
- Bring our care to you and your family at your place of residence
- Send a team of experienced and specially trained professionals to you, whose focus is to help both you and your family physically, emotionally and spiritually
- Consult with your physician in the management of any pain and other symptoms you may experience
- Support your family and loved ones throughout your illness and beyond
We are always here for you and your family and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 855-LEX-MERIT
How to Make a Referral or Start Services
Simply call, fax or email us at: