Find comfort for you and your loved ones.Our caring and knowledgeable staff ensures that those in hospice care live each day with hope and meaning.
At Indiana University Health Hospice, we care for any person with a life-limiting illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. Accepting hospice care does not mean that a person has “given up.” Hope is found when a patient achieves the highest possible level of physical comfort, meaningfulness and peace of mind. IU Health Hospice is here by your side on this journey as you seek to live each day with hope and meaning.
IU Health Hospice provides traditional and alternative services to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients. Our specially trained interdisciplinary team works with your doctor to provide pain management services as well as complementary, alternative treatments to fully focus on patient comfort, symptom/pain relief and improvement of quality of life.
IU Health Hospice, with ongoing coordination with your physician, provides traditional hospice services focusing on symptom management and pain control. Traditional hospice care includes 24-hour on-call support and service. Hospice care services include nursing visits, respite care, pharmaceutical services, medical social work, spiritual care and counseling services. No one can prepare you for the feelings you will experience following the death of loved one. IU Health Hospice offers several bereavement and family support groups and seminars for both patients and their loved ones to help them through this time.
Complementary and Alternative Services
IU Health Hospice’s complementary, alternative services strive to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients. Complementary and alternative services such as music therapy, massage therapy, energy therapy (Reiki) and art therapy help to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being.
When medical care cannot offer a cure, the IU Health Hospice team makes patients comfortable and relieves their symptoms and pain. A specially trained interdisciplinary team, including Registered Nurses certified in pain management, provides hospice care. Patients are referred to our highly skilled and caring team through a variety of resources, including physician recommendation.
Members of the hospice team involved directly in interdisciplinary care to the patient and family include the primary physician, hospice physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain, home health aide and volunteers.