Indiana University Health provides comfort to patients during the final stages of their life. We are committed to providing personalized service and a coordinated plan of care to help terminally ill patients retain control and quality of life during their remaining days.
At Indiana University Health North Hospital, we provide hospice services for any person with a life-limiting illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. Patients are referred through a variety of resources, including physician recommendation.
The main purpose of hospice is to provide compassionate care that meets the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of patients facing the end of life. The integrated and family-centered team of trained professionals at IU Health understands how to assist patients during this time of transition, while helping them to carry out personal choices. Hospice care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we attend to patients wherever they reside—whether it be at home, in assisted living facilities or in the hospital.
IU Health Hospice is made up of an interdisciplinary team of specialized physicians, nurses, social workers and other trained staff. This team provides complete end-of-life care, while promoting wellness and maintaining the respect for individual needs and concerns. Frequent communication between the clinical staff and the patient’s primary care physician ensures that patient and family needs are met and constantly reassessed.
IU Health Hospice also includes institutional board-reviewed clinical research regarding end-of-life care. Our dedication to research helps to continually advance hospice care knowledge and procedures.
When medical care cannot offer a cure, the IU Health Hospice team makes patients comfortable and relieves their symptoms and pain. Our complementary and alternative services help improve the quality of life for hospice patients.