Kershaw Health

People Served by Hospice

People Served by Hospice

Many people think Hospice is just for cancer patients near the end of life. However, it's much more. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, talk to your physician about Hospice care or give us a call. It can make all the difference.

Hospice serves people who:

  • Have been diagnosed with terminal illness.
  • Have a prognosis of six months or less life expectancy.
  • Live in Kershaw, Lee, Lancaster or surrounding counties.
  • Choose to be cared for at home or meet the requirements for inpatient Hospice.
  • Have a physician who will supervise their care and work with the Hospice team.
  • Have family or friends to assist with their care.
  • Understand that Hospice focuses on patient comfort and symptom control, rather than the cure of the illness.

Referring Diagnoses

There are many diseases and conditions for which hospice care may be appropriate. We are able to tailor our care to meet your specific needs and desires.

  • Amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Coma
  • Dementia/Alzheimer's
  • Failure to thrive
  • Heart disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Liver disease
  • Pulmonary disease/COPD
  • Renal disease
  • Stroke 

Levels of Hospice Care

KershawHealth Hospice offers many different combinations of care designed to provide just the support you need.

  • Home Care: Care provided intermittently by hospice team members in the home or in a nursing care facility.
  • Inpatient Respite Care: Up to 5 days of respite care at a contractual nursing care facility used to give the family/caregiver a rest.
  • General Inpatient Care: Care given at a contractual facility for patients who need acute pain control and/or symptom management.
  • Continuous Home Care: Crisis care requiring more than eight hours of Hospice staff care each day.