Where to Start
The most frequent comment families have about Hospice of the Valley is "we wish we had you earlier." We answer the questions you didn't know you had, help in ways you didn't know you needed and help you make the most of the time you still have.
Step 1 - Talk to Your Doctor.
Now is a good time to learn more about palliative and hospice care. Physical decline doesn't always mean hospice care is needed but it is a good time to talk to your doctor about available services.
Step 2 - Call Us.
Calling us early can help you understand and better make informed healthcare decisions. Please call our Intake Coordinator at (256) 350-5585.
What to Expect
- A trained Hospice of the Valley nurse will ask you a few questions, discuss options for care and help determine the appropriate level of care. A team member is also available to visit the patient and family at home, in a facility, hospital, or at our office to discuss care options and how our services can help. There is no charge or obligation for a consultative visit.
- If you need help contacting the doctor, we will help you. We partner with your physician to provide palliative services. A doctor's order is required for palliative or hospice care.
- Most patients are admitted the same day unless requested otherwise.
- An admission nurse will visit to evaluate needs, establish goals of care and determine additional needs such as supplies, medical equipment and medications.