Expert Care

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.

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In the home

Many patients with advanced illnesses are able to remain in the comfort and security of their own homes while receiving hospice care. Services include:

  • Physician-directed care
  • Registered nurse visits
  • Hospice care team members on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Social worker services for the patient and family
  • Home health aide visits
  • Chaplain and spiritual assistance
  • Emotional support
  • Diagnosis-related medications
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Volunteer support
  • Respite care for patient or caregiver

In a nursing home

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:

  • Extra bathing and personal care during the week
  • Regular visits from hospice-certified volunteers
  • Hospice chaplains available 24 hours a day
  • Hospice social workers visiting regularly and available 24 hours a day
  • Volunteer support

In an inpatient center

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. We also contract with other facilities in our service area near you for inpatient care. Learn more about our inpatient centers.

Ottenheimer Inpatient Center
Little Rock

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Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home
Russellville

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Caregiver Support

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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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14 Parkstone Circle | North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 748-3333 or Toll Free (877) 713-2348
contactus@arkansashospice.org
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