Getting Care Wherever You Call Home

Outpatient hospice care is a compassionate and specialized healthcare approach that enhances the quality of life for individuals facing advanced illness and their families by allowing them to receive care in their own homes. This philosophy of care emphasizes comfort, dignity, and support while providing relief from pain and distressing symptoms and addressing the emotional and spiritual needs of patients.

It is designed for individuals with a life expectancy of six months or less, focusing on pain management and symptom relief related to the terminal illness. Importantly, outpatient hospice care is a fully covered medical benefit under Medicare, Medicaid, and all private insurance plans.

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What does outpatient hospice care look like?

In our out-patient hospice program at Hospice of Acadiana, we prioritize delivering the same high-quality care that defines our in-patient services. Each out-patient receives dedicated attention from a team of professionals, including nurses, social workers, trained volunteers, and spiritual companions. We recognize the critical needs of our patients and their families and ensure a comprehensive support system.

In certain situations, our out-patients may find respite in our facility for family relief or stabilization. Following this period, they typically return home to continue receiving the personalized care and comfort within the familiar surroundings of their residence. Our goal is to maintain a continuum of compassionate care, tailoring our services to the unique needs of each individual and family.

Who qualifies for outpatient hospice care?

Hospice care is tailored for individuals with a life expectancy of six months or less, providing specialized support to those with terminal illnesses. This includes people receiving care at home when their condition surpasses the family's capabilities and individuals recently discharged from the hospital due to disease progression. Hospice professionals focus on managing symptoms, enhancing quality of life, and offering emotional support during the final stages of life, aiming to provide comfort and dignity for both patients and their families.

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Special Programs

At our center, we believe in going above and beyond to provide customized, compassionate, and comprehensive care for our patients and their families. In this section, you'll discover the distinctive programs and services that set us apart, ensuring that your loved one receives the personalized attention and support they deserve during their journey.

Spiritual Guidance

Pastoral Care

Our commitment to holistic care extends to pastoral support. Our dedicated pastoral care team is available to offer spiritual guidance to patients and families of all denominations and faiths.

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We Honor Our Veterans

Veteran Care

We understand that veterans may have special medical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, and we are committed to giving them the support they deserve.

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Nutritious, homemade meals

Food with Love

This program embodies our commitment to providing more than just sustenance; it's a heartfelt expression of love and support, fostering warmth and connection for those on the journey of end-of-life care.

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Honoring Lives

No One Dies Alone

Here to help patients cope with their life-limiting illnesses and bring them peace in the knowledge that they are loved and cared for at the end of their lives.

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When you just need a break

Companion Crew

The Companion Crew is a volunteer-driven initiative that plays a crucial role in supporting both patients and caregivers.

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When the time comes to prioritize compassion, we’re here for you.

At our hospice, our unwavering commitment is to provide hospice services that not only offer respect and dignity to our patients but also extend a compassionate hand to the community. As a nonprofit organization, we go the extra mile by offering free services that other hospice providers simply cannot, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their financial means, receives the quality care and support they deserve during their most challenging times.

Our family of companies is wholeheartedly committed to supporting yours and are organized to provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the needs of caring for your loved ones.


heart-hoa.svg Hospice of Acadiana Foundation

Our foundation is dedicated to securing essential resources that enable us to extend the reach of our services and uphold our commitment to providing exceptional, compassionate care. Its invaluable contributions bring numerous benefits, including the ability to offer free services, enhance the quality of care, and ensure that every patient, regardless of their financial situation, can experience the comfort and support they deserve during their end-of-life journey.

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