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What to Expect

What happens after my doctor suggests hospice care?

Hospice of Acadiana, Inc. will schedule a meeting with the patient, family, and the visiting nurse. The first question asked will be "What are the patient's goals?" The second will be "What are the family's/friends' goals?" These questions will help guide the nurse in developing the patient's plan of care.

The collaboration between the patient, family/friends, and the nurse is essential for us to deliver the best possible care. Once the patient and family decide this is the correct path to take, which could be during the initial visit, the nurse will begin the admittance process.

What if I can't afford to pay for care?

As the only nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider in Acadiana, our mission is to provide comprehensive, compassionate end-of-life care. With Hospice of Acadiana, Inc., you will receive all the care you need—for as long as you need it—regardless of your ability to pay.

Forms of payment include, but are not limited to:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private Insurance
  • Community Contributions

Are you ready to get help?

Just give us a call, email us, or stop by.

As Acadiana’s only nonprofit hospice provider, we rely on the support and generosity of our community.


Hospice of Acadiana Foundation provides for the unreimbursed care and support services of our terminal patients and their families – in whatever capacity that may be. When you donate to Hospice of Acadiana, you can rest assured that your donation will be used to offer quality end-of-life care and support. No matter how long or how short their time is, Hospice of Acadiana's mission is always to allow all patients to truly live their final months, weeks, or days.

With your donation, we can ensure that this is a reality for every single patient that comes into our care.