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.
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:
Your entire team brought into these tender and delicate moments compassion, kindness, gentleness, thoughtfulness, and quick responsiveness.
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
The skilled and professional care and attention your team gave our mother made it possible for Mom to be granted her wish to die comfortably at home.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.