Where is hospice care provided?

Posted: 12/10/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare
When a loved one has been suffering and the time has come to consider hospice care, it's normal to feel an overwhelming amount of emotion and stress. In a difficult time, asking questions and having as much information as possible are important. 

Of course, more than anything, you want to make the best decision possible for your loved one and your family. The right information and resources can help you do just that. 

Understanding where hospice care is provided

One of the most common questions we hear about hospice care is in regards to location. Care and comfort during these times is especially important - both for you and for your loved one. And the benefit of receiving hospice care in a preferred location can often be immeasurable. 

Thankfully, hospice care can be provided in a flexible location, based on the needs of your loved one and your family. Here are some of the locations where hospice care is most often provided: 


Individuals with advanced-stage disease may already be in the hospital for treatment. When it makes sense for both the individual and his or her family, hospice care may be provided there in the hospital. 

Some hospitals have dedicated hospice units, while at others, teams of hospice workers visit individuals in their regular hospital rooms to administer care. They are also available to support family members when they come to visit their loved one. 

If (or once) an individual feels well enough, he or she may transfer to in-home hospice care, or another option, to provide the most-possible comfort and support. 

Dedicated hospice facilities

Inpatient hospice facilities are dedicated solely to providing hospice care, and can be a viable option for individuals without family caregivers or other support systems. 

Dedicated hospice facilities may also be chosen when family is out of town or otherwise unavailable in order to maintain standards of care. 

Nursing homes

Some nursing homes may have dedicated hospice units and specially-trained hospice nurses available for residents who require special care. Additionally, home health and hospice care providers can provide care for nursing home residents.

Assisted living centers

Similar to nursing homes, assisted living and other forms of senior living may also offer in-house hospice services, or may have relationships with outside home health and hospice care providers to ensure their residents are able to receive skilled, compassionate hospice care. 

At home

During a difficult time for everyone, there is no better place to receive skilled, compassionate hospice care and support than at home. Our patients and their families have found that choosing in-home hospice care helped ease what was an incredibly difficult time. It's nearly impossible to replicate the comfort of home, and at a time when you and your family need comfort the most, home hospice care is so important. 

With home hospice care, you are able to provide your love, care and support to your loved one as needed, with highly-skilled nurses and home hospice care professionals supporting your loved one's needs, and providing you and your family with resources, support and care to ease a challenging time. 

Caring, compassionate care where you and your loved ones need it the most.

Here at Interim HealthCare, our patient-centered approach to hospice care focuses on improving the quality of life when time is limited. We are proud to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to not only our patients, but their families, all at home.

We also partner with many nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide care, so that we can support your loved one and your family wherever you need us.

To learn more about hospice care from Interim HealthCare, contact the location nearest you.