Experience and care are the heart of Hospice of the Shoals. What brings Hospice of the Shoals to life is the experience and empathy of the board, staff professionals and volunteers, and its commitment to terminally ill citizens and their families in Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties.

Mission

Hospice of the Shoals provides meaningful, compassionate care to patients with a life-ending illness and their caregivers in Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties, regardless of their ability to pay, and is continuously expanding its services to meet the growing needs of our community. Its qualified and dedicated employees and volunteers provide comfort and dignity to the patient while meeting their physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs.

Values

Our values as a provider of hospice services is the provision of quality care to the patient and his/her family. These services are provided by Hospice of the Shoals according to current ethical principals as well as established state and national standards. Our agency is centered around the home where each patient is treated as a total person – in mind, body and spirit – who interacts with his/her environment. We as the professionals of Hospice of the Shoals seek to work together with the family to help create an environment of understanding which is conducive to stability.

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Purpose

Hospice is a concept of organized care designed to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and provide support and care for persons in the last phase of an incurable illness so that they might live as fully and comfortable as possible. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. It is the hope and belief of hospice that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory for them. Hospice of the Shoals will assist the terminally ill patient in achieving and maintaining a state of dignity in living and dying and support the family through the crisis of death. Our priority is still the same as in the beginning – quality of care. Our goal is to make sure that every terminally ill patient has access to a caring group of professionals who work together as a team to help that patient and their loved ones to have the best quality of life possible.

How to access us

To refer a patient, you can phone our office at 256-767-6699. You can also use our online form. If you have a question or need an evaluation by our nurse, call our office and ask for admissions.