Who is eligible for Tanner Hospice Care?
- Patients who have approval from and continued participation of their attending physician
- Patients who have a life expectancy of six months or less
- Patients who are seeking comfort-oriented care rather than curative treatments
- Patients who have a responsible person available to assist in their care at home
When should Tanner Hospice Care be contacted?
Contact should be made as soon as the physician's prognosis indicates a limited life expectancy. The hospice team is most effective when they have the time to develop an appropriate treatment plan and establish the relationship needed to ease the bereavement process.
What if hospitalization is needed?
If a patient's physician feels hospitalization is necessary, the hospice team will continue to coordinate the patient's care. After the patient is discharged from the hospital, hospice will resume in-home care. This continuity of care ensures support for the patient and family.
Who pays for Tanner Hospice Care?
Tanner Hospice Care is a covered benefit under most private insurance plans. In addition, hospice is a covered Medicare and Medicaid benefit in Georgia. Private donations and community support also allow hospice to offer services based upon need, rather than the ability to pay.
Hospice is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even if you just need to talk, don't hesitate to call. We are here for you. Please call 770.214.2355.
How can I contribute to Tanner Hospice Care?
There are several ways you can support Tanner Hospice Care — from volunteering to sending a tax-deductible gift in memory or honor of a loved one. All gifts are tax-deductible. Please fill out the hospice donation form and mail it with your gift to:
Tanner Hospice Care
P.O. Box 1136
Carrollton, Georgia 30117
License Number: 022-145-H