Inpatient Care

Arkansas Hospice is committed to improve the quality of life for patients by providing care for them in comfortable settings.

While most patients receive care in their home, nursing home or independent or assisted living facility, there may be times when inpatient care – provided around the clock by hospice professionals – is needed to stabilize symptoms that are too difficult to control elsewhere. Inpatient hospice admissions are typically short-term stays for aggressive symptom management. After symptoms are stabilized, patients often return to their homes or other settings where they are most comfortable.

There also may be times when respite care in an inpatient or contracted facility is needed to provide relief for the patient’s usual caregiver.

Patient guests will find our Arkansas Hospice inpatient center to be inviting, peaceful and accommodating. Our patients benefit from a full range of hospice services on-site to ensure their physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met.

Families will also receive support and guidance from an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, grief support and volunteers.

As a pioneer of hospice care, Arkansas Hospice opened the first hospice inpatient center in Arkansas in February 2000. Now, the Arkansas Hospice Ottenheimer Inpatient Center, located at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, serves patients with advanced illnesses who have physical symptoms that cannot be managed in other settings.

Inpatient and respite care is always available across our service area

For patients and families in our service area who may live too far from our Arkansas Hospice inpatient center, arrangements have been made with local area healthcare facilities to provide an inpatient setting managed by the patient’s Arkansas Hospice care providers. Inpatient services include:

  • Physician-directed care
  • Registered nurse on-site 24 hours a day
  • Personal care 24 hours a day
  • Social worker services for the patient and family
  • Chaplain and spiritual assistance
  • Volunteer support
  • Diagnosis-related medications
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Grief support

14 Parkstone Circle | North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 748-3333 or Toll Free (877) 713-2348
Arkanas Hospice Arkanas Hospice Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 71-0846826