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Home Health & Hospice Care

Proving medical, emotional and spiritual support
for people who are nearing life’s end
in the comfort of your own home.


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Home Health & Hospice FAQs

What is the difference between home health care and in-home care?

Home health care and in-home care are essential services provided in the comfort of a patient's home, but they differ significantly in the type and depth of care offered. Home health care, provided by licensed healthcare professionals, focuses on medical services like wound care, physical therapy, medication administration and health monitoring. In contrast, in-home care, also known as personal or custodial care, assists individuals with daily activities like bathing, dressing, meal preparation and housekeeping. While home health care provides short-term medical treatment, in-home care focuses on long-term assistance with daily life, promoting independence. These services can overlap based on patient needs and conditions.

What medical conditions can be treated with home health services?

  • Heart failure and other cardiac conditions
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • COPD and other respiratory conditions
  • Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Cancer
  • Joint replacement and surgery aftercare
  • Wound care
  • Medication teaching and monitoring
  • Serious illnesses, such as pneumonia and other infections

Who is eligible for Tanner Hospice Care?

  • People who have approval from and continued participation of their attending physician
  • People who have a life expectancy of six months or less
  • People who are seeking comfort-oriented care rather than curative treatments
  • People who have a responsible person available to assist in their care at home

When should Tanner Hospice Care be contacted?

As soon as a physician's prognosis indicates a limited life expectancy. Our hospice team is most effective when they have time to develop an appropriate treatment plan and establish a relationship to ease the bereavement process.

What if hospitalization is needed?

If a physician feels hospitalization is necessary, our hospice team will continue to coordinate 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 his or her loved ones.

Who pays for Tanner Hospice Care?

Tanner Hospice Care is a covered benefit under most private insurance plans, and 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. We have never billed a patient or family for hospice care. 

How can I support 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 mail your gift to:

Tanner Hospice Care
P.O. Box 1136 
Carrollton, Georgia 30117

Or, make your gift securely online.

If you are interested in volunteering, visit our Support Hospice Care page to learn more.

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Still have questions?

We’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even if you just need to talk, don't hesitate to call. You can reach us at 770-214-2355.


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