Hello, I’m Debra Pruitt, President of Hospice of the Shoals and, on behalf of the entire Hospice of the Shoals staff, I’d like to welcome you to our website. Our goal is to provide you with information designed to help, no matter what role you play in end-of-life care. If you are presently providing care for someone in a home-setting, there is a large amount of information just for you under ‘Patients and Families’. If you are a Healthcare Professional looking for information to help you provide care for your patients, there is a special section just for you. And, if you are here because you are interested in volunteering with or donating to Hospice of the Shoals, please visit our ‘How Can I Help’ section. And, before you leave, please take a moment to provide us with any feedback you see fit. If you found the website useful, let us know. If you can think of ways in which we might make it even more helpful, we’d be just as eager to hear about that. And, if you are one of the many individuals and families in our area who have had experience with Hospice of the Shoals, we’d love to hear from you. Please tell us about that experience.

Our goal with this website, just as in everything we do, is to serve our community in the most effective manner possible.

We hope you’ll allow us to serve you.



Caring for the Caregiver: Hospice & the Rest of the Story
September 25, 2014
Free CEU Conference for caregivers, nurses and social workers. For more information, call Hospice of the Shoals at 256-767-6699.

Fundraiser: The Mystery Dinner Theater - "Muuurder in Maaay-bury"
October 9, 2014
For more information, call Hospice of the Shoals at 256-767-6699.

Be sure to check out “Ask Dr. Webb” biweekly in the Courier Journal. If you have any questions or comments please contact Stan Simpson at 256-767-6699 or ssimpson@hofts.org.

About Us

As the original hospice serving Northwest Alabama, Hospice of the Shoals enjoys a long tradition of providing loving, compassionate, highly skilled care for patients with a life limiting illness and their families. Hospice of the Shoals helps maintain or improve the quality of life when the quantity of life can no longer be extended. We exist solely to provide highly skilled patient care and practical, emotional, and spiritual support for their families. Thanks to donations we have provided over $1 million in care to patients that did not have the ability to pay.

Hospice of the Shoals is blessed to have wonderful, caring professional staff, board members and volunteers. We could not exist without their love, compassion and hours of dedication to this agency. Volunteers and board members give countless hours making sure our patients, families and staff have what they need. They understand how important non-profit organizations are to every community, how they make a difference in the lives of others.

Hospice of the Shoals provides an array of services to enable our patients to live their lives as fully and independent as possible:

  • Registered Nursing Services
  • Social Worker Services
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Spiritual Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Volunteer Services
  • Certified Hospice Aide Services

Why “Not-For-Profit” Matters

Learn why our not-for-profit status makes a difference in your loved one’s care.

How Can We Help Someone You Love?

If you think someone you love may benefit from hospice care, please let us know by emailing us here, ssimpson@hofts.org

Tell Us About Your Experience With Hospice of the Shoals

Since 1992, Hospice of the Shoals has served over 2700 patients and families in Colbert, Franklin, and Lauderdale counties. If you are one of the many individuals whose life has been touched by Hospice of the Shoals,we invite you to, please, tell us about that experience by emailing us here, ssimpson@hofts.org

Hospice Questions

Medical Directors Corner

Get the information you need to know about end-of-life issues provided by Hospice of the Shoals’ own physician, Dr. Robert Webb.

For more information visit www.ComfortCareChoices.com.

If you have any concerns regarding patient safety or quality of care, please notify Debra Pruitt, CEO at 256 767-6699 or dpruitt@hofts.org. The Joint Commission at 630 792- 5900 or www.jointcommission.org