Hospice Care

Agrace’s mission of “Partnering with patients and families to improve quality of life throughout serious illness” is put into practice every day. Yet bringing comfort to patients with life-limiting conditions, and their families, is more than a mission—it’s a way of delivering care that addresses the needs of the whole person at a significant time of life. Whether comfort takes the form of physical, emotional or spiritual care, ourinterdisciplinary team is ready to provide comprehensive hospice services to every person in our community who needs and wants them.

cnaMost patients and families want to receive care in the home. More than 95 percent of Agrace services are delivered in patients’ homes or in homelike settings such as community-based residential facilities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Agrace also makes hospice services available to patients in hospital settings.

When in-home care cannot meet the needs of our patients and families, short-term inpatient care at the Agrace campus in Madison or contracted hospitals and skilled nursing facilities may be an option. Inpatient care provides short-term, intensive monitoring and treatment of acute pain or other complex symptoms. Agrace HospiceCare also recognizes the need to provide families a break from ongoing caregiving by offering respite care.

Many factors influence where patients and families receive care—wishes and desires, symptoms, the patient’s support network and much more. But regardless of the setting, Agrace’s team approach to providing compassionate end-of-life care remains the same.

Being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, ALS or AIDS can be overwhelming. Agrace HospiceCare can be there to provide needed support. If your physician has predicted a life expectancy of six months or less, you are eligible for hospice.

Our services are available to people of all ages, incomes, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Sadly, many don’t realize they are eligible for Agrace HospiceCare until it is very late in their illness, and they miss out on the full support they and their families could have received. Call us today to ensure you get the most out of your Agrace HospiceCare benefits, and we will explain how you can receive the support you need.

Watch some video testimonials to see Agrace HospiceCare is helping patients and their families live life to the fullest.

View the award-winning Wisconsin State Journal piece about a Agrace patient: “A Death Well Planned”

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When selecting a hospice for you or your family member, your choice should be based on reputation and quality standards. Agrace HospiceCare is a nonprofit hospice agency that has been serving south central Wisconsin for more than 30 years. In addition to our reputation as a national leader among hospices, Agrace HospiceCare is a Medicare/Medicaid-certified agency and voluntarily participates in the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). CHAP requires annual self-assessments and on-site surveys to ensure that Agrace HospiceCare meets the latest standards.

Know your options. It’s never too soon to get information, and anyone can refer patients to Agrace HospiceCare—you, a family member, a friend, even patients themselves. Simply call our Admission Center to ask questions, set up an appointment or take a tour. You can also inquire about our services through our online contact form.