Hospice

Helping You Navigate Life’s Final Journey

Indiana University Health University Hospital Hospice provides comfort to patients during the final stages of life. Personalized service and a coordinated plan of care combine to help patients facing terminal illnesses retain control and quality of life for their remaining days.

The main goal of hospice is to provide 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 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, to anyone facing a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. We attend to patients wherever they reside—at home, in assisted living facilities or in the hospital.

An interdisciplinary team, including specialized 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. 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 care, helping to advance hospice knowledge and procedures.