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Short- & Long-Term Care Planning

Your loved one’s plan for short- and long-term care takes all of your family’s needs into account. Indiana University Health works with you to discuss care possibilities and develop a personalized, comprehensive plan. Our treatment plan offers the best care for your family member and allows you to make the most of your time together. We are committed to providing comfort to people with life-limiting illnesses and supporting families with daily care.

Your loved one’s care plan includes short-term decisions about medicines and support arrangements to enhance your family’s quality of life. As needed, we arrange for moves from one care setting to another without disruption of comfort care. Long-term planning looks at your family member’s prognosis and prepares for his or her changing needs.

We meet with you and your family as needed to discuss your loved one’s care plan. Every two weeks your interdisciplinary team meets to review and discuss the care we provide and adjust it as needed.

A social worker works with you to fulfill short- and long-term plans and is your resource for many aspects of hospice care. Your social worker evaluates your ability to care for your loved one at home. He or she then helps set up care routines to support you, arranges for respite care as needed and coordinates transitions from one care setting to another.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Short- & Long-Term Care Planning Treatment Information

Hospice planning simplifies caring for your loved one. He or she receives care in all appropriate settings, including at home, extended-care facilities and hospitals. Regardless of the setting, care is available 24 hours a day. When you call for assistance–any time, day or night–you speak directly to an IU Health Hospice staff member who responds with the care you need.

Our services include:


Short- & Long-Term Care Planning Locations & Physicians

For more information, please contact us at 866.272.5083.


Short- & Long-Term Care Planning Support Services

You can plan more effectively for your loved one’s comfort by learning more about hospice care at the websites below.