Services

With the help of our Social Workers, we coordinate care to involve the entire family’s spiritual, emotional, and financial needs.

Spiritual Support 

What is Spiritual Support?

Spiritual support, part of hospice and palliative care, may help people cope better with the hard, spiritual questions that come up at the end of life. Spiritual support is not the same for everyone. We will match each patient with a spiritual counselor with the same beliefs.

Support Counselor

Hospice service includes care from medical, social and spiritual disciplines. The Georgia Community Hospice Spiritual Support Counselor is an integral part of the Hospice team.


Our Spiritual Support Counselor listens to the client and family members and is supportive with end of life needs.


 Our goal is to help each patient feel at peace and comfort.

The Georgia Community Hospice Spiritual Support Counselor is non denominational.

The Georgia Community Hospice Spiritual Support Counselor meets with clients and family members and provides necessary emotional and spiritual support.


The Georgia Community Hospice Spiritual Support Counselor is available at any time during care to clients and their families.


Spiritual Support Counseling services are available wherever people call home, including long-term care and assisted living facilities.
The service is confidential.

Bereavement

Natural part of life and the journey through grief is life-changing. Grief is an individual process and there is no right way to grieve. It is not something we can “get over” in a few days, weeks, or months.

There is no end to grief but there is healing in grief. 

Experiencing and working through grief will allow you to adjust to life after loss. To heal in grief is to reconcile your grief and find new meaning in life.

Our bereavement services

Help you work toward reconciling your grief to move forward in your life without the physical presence of the person who died. 


Our patients’ families receive bereavement services for thirteen months or longer after the death of a loved one.


Family members receive bereavement support phone calls or visits, invitations to our annual community memorial services and receive a monthly newsletter, Journeys, which is published by the Hospice Foundation of America.

Support Groups

Bereavement services, including our support groups, are available to community members and your loved one does not need to be a Hospice patient for you to benefit from our services.

meDICAL team

We offer social services to meet the entire family’s needs. Our social workers work with the family to find benefits for which they are eligible and they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help arrange the family’s wishes.

Georgia Community Hospice’s medical team develops a care plan that meets each patient’s individual needs for pain management and symptoms control.


Hospice Physician


patient’s personal physician


Social Workers


Physical Therapist


Home Health Aide


Clergy or other Counselors


Trained Volunteers


Administrator


Occupational Therapist

Start the Conversation

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a specialized care for people who have a terminal illness. Instead of trying to cure the disease, hospice is foused on comfort care, emotional and spiritual support for patients and families.

Hospice care is 100% covered by Medicare Part A.

This includes services such as nursing, certified home health aide, medical social worker visits, and spiritual care. As well as medical supplies, medical equipment, and supplies related to the terminal illness.

When is it time for Hospice?

Patients should consider hospice when medical treatments can no longer cure their disease or when the burden of treating symptoms outweighs the benefits of treatment.

How can I arrange to receive Hospice services?

You can contact us to learn more about our hospice services and arrange a free meeting in your home to discuss all the benefits Georgia Community Hospice can bring you.

How is hospice different from home health care?

Home Health Care focuses on the recovery of an illness or injury of the patient. Visits consist of medical treatment, physical therapy, etc.


Hospice Care focuses on keeping the patient comfortable as symptoms of a terminal illness progresses. Hospice Care also provides emotional and spiritual support for both the patient and family in addition to medical visits focused on comfort.

What happens if my condition improves?

If a patients condition improves or the disease goes into remission, the patient can be discharged from hospice care and returned to regular medical treatment. Patients have the right to stop hospice care, for any reason.

If a patient needs to return to hospice in the future, the patients services can be resumed if they are eligible for hospice.

How often will Hospice care providers visit me?

The Georgia Community Hospice care team works with patients and caregivers to determine the frequency and types of services needed. Typically the number of hospice service visits increases as the patients illness progress and their needs increase.

When is Hospice care available?

Georgia Community Hospice is available 24/7. We have nurses on call that respond within minutes if necessary.

Which areas do you cover?

Alanta Metro Area