Lincoln ElderCare Resource Handbook: Hospice

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Palliative Care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness, such as cancer or heart failure.  Patients in palliative care may receive medical care for their symptoms, or palliative care, along with treatment intended to cure their serious illness.  Palliative care is meant to enhance a person’s current care by focusing on quality of life for them and their family.

When someone enrolls in hospice, they automatically receive palliative care.  But if you think you might benefit from palliative care outside of a hospice program, ask your physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant for a referral to a palliative care provider.  Many hospitals now offer palliative care services, and many hospices have palliative care groups that operate separately from their hospice services.

Hospice Services

Hospice services are available to persons who no longer benefit from curative treatment and have a life expectancy of six months or less.  The focus of hospice is pain and symptom control.  Most hospices offer visits from nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers.  Bereavement services are offered to the friends and family members of the patient.

Associations for hospice programs:

Hospice Care Providers

ProMedica Hospice
3801 Union Drive, Suite 202
Lincoln, NE 68516
800-377-9309 Fax

St. Croix Hospice
1001 South 70th Street, Suite 113
Lincoln, NE 68510

Tabitha Hospice
4720 Randolph Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Traditions Health Hospice
300 South 68th Street Place, Suite 205
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-328-2354 Fax

Hospice Inpatient Communities

The Grace Space
1740 Superior Street
Lincoln, NE 68521

Journey House Skilled Nursing Facility for End-of-Life Care
4615 J Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

The Monarch by Eastmont
4201 South 78th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506