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Support When It’s Needed Most

Hospice provides compassionate, professional, comfort care for persons with an advanced (progressive) life-limiting illness.

Hospice Care

  • Specializes in providing pain and symptom control.
  • Provides physical, emotional, spiritual and practical support for the patient and those who love them.
  • Respects the wishes of the patient and the family in making decisions about patient care.
  • Recognizes that quality of life is important. Care is provided in the home (or home-like setting), with loved ones, pets, familiar surroundings.
  • Suggests ways to provide the comfort care, and provides answers for the many questions that arise.

Hospice Services

  • Medical care under the direction of the patient's physician.
  • A specially-trained team of professionals work together, with the patient and family, on a plan of care tailored to the patient’s needs: nurses, social worker, chaplain, volunteer coordinator, volunteers, certified nursing assistant, physical/speech/occupational therapist.
  • A hospice nurse is available by telephone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The team keeps in touch by phone and regular visits.
  • Certain medical equipment is provided, as needed.

Hospice Eligibility

  • The patient's life expectancy is measured in months rather than years.
  • A physician certifies that the patient is qualified for hospice.
  • The patient and family agree that the goal of care is comfort rather than cure.
  • Resides in Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg or southern Nottoway Counties.
  • Hospice services are provided without regard to race, religion, age, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.
  • Hospice provides comfort and support not only for patients with cancer but also for patients with other life-limiting illnesses.

Hospice Financial Arrangements

  • Skilled services are reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and/or other third party payers.
  • Community Hospice is committed to providing hospice services regardless of financial circumstances.

Download our brochure here.

If you would like more information about: CMH Community Hospice, a hospice speaker, becoming a hospice volunteer, or making a contribution to hospice, please contact:

Community Hospice

Medicare and Medicaid Certified-JCAHO Accredited
300 East Ferrell Street P0 Box 90
South Hill, Virginia 23970
(434) 447-3151
ext. 3450 & 3454
Fax (434) 447-2565