Hospice (Home Program)
Hospice of the Ozarks, associated with Baxter Regional Medical Center, offers the highest quality of compassionate, end-of-life care by focusing on the medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patients and their families. Nurses in this program provide direct patient care and support for caregivers and physicians in order to offer effective management of pain and symptoms. These nurses are not private duty or shift nurses, but instead, schedule their visits and maintain patient contact on a regularly-scheduled basis. Nurses from this program are also available 24/7 in order to respond to emergencies, any patient needs and other urgent situations, as well as to answer questions that patients and physicians may have.
A 12-bed inpatient, residential and respite facility for hospice patients, the Hospice House operated by Hospice of the Ozarks provides excellent care for patients and their families. Staffed by licensed nurses at all times, this facility provides acute care for general inpatient treatment, as well as respite care to relieve family members and other primary caregivers that need rest from these responsibilities. It also offers residential stays for patients who receive routine hospice care and choose to stay at the Hospice House as a temporary place of residence.