To make the most of precious time during life’s final months, count on the expert care from Arkansas Hospice. Our experienced team will help keep your loved one safely at home where they prefer. Comfort care and symptom management become the primary focus for a higher quality of life. Arkansas Hospice cares for patients of all ages diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. We provide care wherever the patient calls home or at one of our Arkansas Hospice inpatient or contracted facilities across our 43-county service area.
Arkansas Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances.
Many patients with advanced illnesses are able to remain in the comfort and security of their own homes while receiving hospice care. Services include:
Arkansas Hospice does not replace nursing home care; it actually supplements those services. As part of that extra care, a hospice nurse will visit the nursing home at least once a week. However, the patient’s nursing home physician will remain in charge of all care, with the hospice nurse following orders from that doctor. Arkansas Hospice has a registered nurse on call every night, including weekends. Arkansas Hospice also will provide medications and medical supplies related to the patient’s hospice care for symptom control and pain relief. Other services Arkansas Hospice provides in the nursing home include:
While most patients receive care wherever they call home, there may be times when care by hospice professionals around the clock is needed for stabilization and to provide relief for family caregivers. Patients who need evaluation and treatment for pain, nausea or other physical symptoms too difficult to control in their home may receive inpatient care. Inpatient hospice admissions are typically short-term stays for aggressive symptom management to improve quality of life and make it possible for the patient to return to their home setting. In addition to the Arkansas Hospice Ottenheimer Inpatient Center in Little Rock, we contract with other facilities in our service area near you for inpatient care. Learn more about our inpatient care.
Family members are encouraged, supported and trained by a team of hospice professionals (including doctors, nurses, hospice aides, chaplains, social workers, volunteers and bereavement specialists) to safely care for their loved ones with help available from Arkansas Hospice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you would like to learn more about how to make a meaningful impact on the patients and families in our care, please visit the Arkansas Hospice Foundation.
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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.