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Hospice of Natchitoches was a wonderful help to us. My mother's passing occurred of Easter weekend and they were there for us when we needed them.

Hospice vs. Home Health

Although hospice care is provided most often in the home, there are significant differences between hospice and home health care.

  • Home health is based on a medical model and addresses mainly issues dealing with the patient’s physical condition.
  • Hospice is holistic in nature and addresses the entire patient, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
  • Unlike home health, hospice patients are not required to be homebound. They are free to enjoy a complete range of social activities, as long as they are physically able.
  • Also unlike home health agencies, Hospice of Natchitoches has physicians, chaplains, and volunteers who visit patients at home and a comprehensive bereavement program to support family members after the death of their loved one.

Do you know what questions to ask when evaluating hospice care?