Hospice Care

Helping You Make Life’s Final Transition

When the focus of a patient’s care turns from cure to comfort, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Hospice is there for you. We offer personalized service and a coordinated plan of care to patients and families facing terminal illness.

The main goal of hospice is to provide quality and compassionate care that meets the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of patients facing the end of life. Our integrated, family-centered team of trained professionals understands how to attend to patients during this time of transition, while helping patients carry out personal choices. Hospice care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to anyone facing an illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. We provide assistance to patients wherever they reside—at home, in assisted living facilities or in the hospital.

An interdisciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, social workers and other trained staff provides complete end-of-life care, while promoting wellness and maintaining respect for individual needs and concerns. Frequent communication between clinical staff and a patient’s primary care physician ensure that patient and family needs are met and constantly reassessed.

Our high level of care provides hope to patients seeking comfort and lets them retain control when facing the end of life. We consistently exceed the state and national benchmarks for patient satisfaction. IU Health Hospice also conducts institutional, board-reviewed clinical research regarding end-of-life management, helping to advance hospice knowledge and procedures.