When you or someone you love has to face a terminal illness, Hospice of Montgomery, located in Montgomery, Alabama, is available to ease the burden of dealing with such a situation. Our compassionate, experienced staff and volunteers will be here to provide the loving support, education, and services you need to help you navigate through the difficult days.
From nursing to counseling to assistance with paperwork, Hospice of Montgomery offers a host of hospice services. At the outset, we’ll see if you or your loved one is eligible to receive services from Hospice of Montgomery and how those services are paid for. Most often there is no cost to patients and families for hospice care.
Please take a moment to look at some of our family stories and video so you can get a better idea of how we deliver our services. And of or course, if you’d like to volunteer—we would welcome your participation! Please tell us how you might be able to join in.
An early leader in Hospice care
The Montgomery Hospice was the very first Hospice in the state of Alabama—in fact, we were among the first in the entire nation.
While searching for a way to provide more compassionate care to patients and their families, Sister Elizabeth Parpart, Director of Social Services for St. Margaret’s Hospital in Montgomery, heard about a new program in Connecticut: the first Hospice in the U.S. which began in 1974. She was impressed with their caring approach—and the positive results. By 1976, Sister Elizabeth had assembled a local team and launched Hospice of Montgomery.
Over the three decades since then, we’ve remained focused on our mission: helping thousands of local families as we’ve grown to meet today’s needs and challenges.
The mission of Hospice of Montgomery is to provide quality palliative care to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those in our community affected by terminal illness; to maintain the highest ethical standards, and to educate the community about the hospice concept and end-of-life issues.
Hospice of Montgomery provides a full array of services in the River Region. Our scope of services include the following counties:
Your hospice care is a covered benefit through private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. Hospice of Montgomery also depends heavily on private and United Way donations to ease the financial burden of our uninsured patients.
Who is Eligible for Hospice Care?
A disease process is considered to be a terminal illness when a physician determines that a patient’s life expectancy is 6 months or less if the disease follows its natural course. Hospice of Montgomery will work with your physician to assess and review eligibility guidelines to see if you are a candidate for hospice care.
Board of Directors
Jason J. Bryant
Glenn Yates, MD
Leena Bhasin, MD
William Saliski, MD
Arthur Mazyck, MD
Katherine Windham, MD