Home Health

Hospice Services Program

Saint Francis’ Hospice Services Program offers ongoing at-home care to patients and their families. Hospice care is dedicated to serving patients with conditions such as, but not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • End Stage Alzheimer’s disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • AIDS
  • Other terminal illness as determined by a physician

Patients in declining health can be referred to the Hospice Services Program by their attending physician, a family member or other caregiver. It offers a full continuum of medical care that allows patients to be comfortable in familiar surroundings — in their own home, a nursing home or an assisted living facility.

The Hospice Services Program at Saint Francis Medical Center offers a team of caregivers who work together closely to manage pain, offer support and provide necessary treatments to benefit the body and mind. The team provides compassionate and customized care for those nearing end of life. The team consists of:

  • Medical Director and Attending Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Personal care and homemaker services
  • Social Worker and Grief Counselor
  • Chaplain
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapist
  • Trained Volunteers

This caring team provides patients and their families comfort, a personalized plan and the very best care possible, with the help of the Medical Center’s many resources.

Donations are appreciated and help with medications and equipment patients are unable to afford. Donate now!

Medicare and Medicaid benefits and many insurance plans cover hospice services for patients in the final six months of life. However, Saint Francis’ Hospice Services Program will always provide care, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

For more information about the Hospice Services Program or to refer a patient, contact 573-331-3177.

Counties Served

  • Bollinger
  • Cape Girardeau
  • Parts of New Madrid
  • Perry
  • Scott
  • Stoddard

Bereavement Support

Saint Francis Hospice Services offers a bereavement support group to anyone who has suffered a loss. The goal of this meeting is to provide support and education as you take the next steps in your life. More information available on the Stepping Stones Bereavement Support page.