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Hospice

NMMC Hospice is selling short-sleeve T-shirts to benefit the hospice patient assistance fund. Click here for an order form.

The NMMC Hospice memorial service and butterfly release will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Ave., in Tupelo. This memorial service is an opportunity for families to honor their loved one and be reunited with Hospice staff and volunteers. Click here for more information.

 

About Hospice

North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice is a specialized program of care emphasizing the management of pain and other symptoms (including psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs) associated with terminal illness. NMMC Hospice was the first licensed hospice in Mississippi in 1984.

NMMC provides hospice services in the home, as well as in a 10-bed inpatient unit in the main hospital. For more information on the inpatient hospice unit, click here.

The Hospice staff provides help for family as well as the patient.

NMMC Hospice provides:

  • 24-hour nursing on-call support
  • Personal care assistance
  • Compassionate, quality health care that enables patients to remain at home with their family
  • Family counseling to help a patient’s family cope with terminal illness
  • Pastoral support for spiritual care
  • Continuous care in crisis situations
  • Prescription medication coverage related to terminal illness, with emphasis on pain management
  • Medical equipment and supplies as needed for comfort
  • Volunteer services including compassion, friendly visiting and running errands
  • Respite care
  • Bereavement care for 13 months to ease grief and transition

Who is eligible for hospice care?

  • A patient whose physician and family choose comfort care.
  • A patient with a life-limiting illness whose life expectancy is measured in weeks or months, not years.
  • A patient with a primary caregiver who is willing to participate in home care.

Our team includes:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplain
  • Volunteers
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist

In addition to at-home care, NMMC Hospice services are also available at:

  • Baldwyn Nursing Facility
  • Cedars Health Center/The Greenhouses, Tupelo
  • Golden Living Centers in Tupelo, Amory, Eupora and Ripley
  • Graceland Care Center, Pontotoc
  • NMMC-Eupora Nursing Home
  • NMMC-Pontotoc Nursing Home

Hospice at these facilities is an ideal option for families who are unable or uncomfortable helping their loved one at home.