Hospice

Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital offers comfort to patients during the final stages of life. We are committed to providing personalized service and a coordinated plan of care so terminally ill patients can have better quality of life during their remaining days.

The main goal of hospice is to provide compassionate care that meets the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of patients at the end of life. The integrated, family-centered team of trained professionals at IU Health Arnett Hospital delivers expert assistance during this time of transition.

Hospice care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to anyone facing a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. We attend to people wherever they reside—at home, in assisted living facilities or in the hospital.

Our multidisciplinary team of specialized physicians, nurses, social workers and other trained staff provides complete end-of-life care, while promoting wellness and respecting individual needs and concerns. We meet the needs of patients and families through continuous assessment and frequent communication between clinical staff and a patient’s primary care physician.

Hospice nurses consult with each family on the patient’s medication needs and can deliver their medicines and therapies directly. Hospice services include alternative services such as music therapy, massage therapy and art therapy. Throughout it all, your loved one’s comfort is our utmost goal and your family’s preferences guide our care.           

IU Health Arnett Hospital Hospice physicians use board-reviewed clinical research regarding end-of-life care to guide our treatments. Our dedication to research advances knowledge and procedures for hospice care.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an essential part of our team and are vital to hospice patients and their families. Our volunteers provide valuable support that can help enhance a patient’s quality of life and reduce the burdens of caregiving for the family. Volunteers may be asked to provide respite visits to enable a primary caregiver to go out or have some personal time. Volunteers may also be asked to provide social companionship to patients (e.g., reading, conversation, sharing an activity, etc.), practical assistance such as running errands, assisting with meal preparation or light housekeeping. If preferred, volunteers may also assist in the office and with special projects. Hospice volunteers may provide their services in the hospice office, a patient’s home, the nursing home facilities and hospital or other inpatient settings. We believe that each volunteer will bring their own strengths and interests. We will integrate each person into our care team in the ways that feel most comfortable and rewarding.

IU Health Arnett Hospice services the following Indiana counties: Tippecanoe, White, Carroll, Clinton, Montgomery, Fountain, Warren, Benton, Cass and Miami.

There are specific requirements and regulations for Hospice volunteers that differ from those of the hospital setting. For more information about volunteer opportunities and the application/onboarding process, please contact the IU Health Arnett Volunteer Coordinator at 765.838.5780 or arnetthospicevc@iuhealth.org.

Additional Contact Information

For Patients and Physicians
To make an appointment with IU Health Arnett Hospital Hospice or refer a patient to our care, please contact us at 765.838.5780 or 866.272.5083.