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Hospice Care

Medical, emotional and spiritual support
for people who are nearing life’s end


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Hospice Care

Our hospice care team provides medical, emotional and spiritual support for people who are nearing life’s end. 

The philosophy of hospice care is to care for the whole person — helping individuals remain at home, alert and comfortable in an atmosphere of kindness, compassion and dignity. Our caregivers also provide bereavement counseling and respite to family members as they come to terms with a loved one’s passing. 

Professional, compassionate care

 Tanner Hospice Care services include:

  • Regular in-home visits from your care team and 24-hour availability, seven days a week
  • Sophisticated methods of pain and symptom control under the direction of a doctor, so the patient can live as fully and comfortably as possible
  • Family follow-up for one year, with periodic phone calls, visits and counseling if needed, as well as cards, grief support groups and memorial services
Reach out to us for hospice care as soon as a doctor’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.

 If the patient's doctor feels hospitalization is necessary, the hospice team will continue to coordinate the patient's care. After the patient is discharged from the hospital, we will resume in-home care. This continuity of care ensures support for the patient and family. 

Patient eligibility for hospice

We offer hospice services for the following patients:

  • Patients who have approval from and continued participation of their attending doctor
  • 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


Hospice care is available to patients in the following west Georgia counties:

  • Carroll
  • Coweta
  • Douglas
  • Haralson
  • Heard
  • Paulding 

Learn more

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.

For more information about hospice care, and whether it is right for you or a family member, call 770-214-2355. Even if you just need to talk, don't hesitate to call. We are here for you.

Refer a patient

If you are a physician who has a patient in need of hospice care, please call 770-214-2355.

For more information, view our hospice care resources.


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