Baton Rouge, Louisiana Hospice Provider

Call Us: (225) 751-4599
Fax Us: (225) 751-4579

Office Hours


Monday-Sunday Open 24 Hours
Urgent Needs: 24/7 On-call

Parishes Served


  • Ascension
  • Assumption
  • East Baton Rouge
  • East Feliciana
  • Iberia
  • Iberville
  • Lafayette
  • Lafourche
  • Livingston
  • Pointe Coupee
  • St. Charles
  • St. Helena
  • St. James
  • St. John the Baptist
  • St. Landry
  • St. Martin
  • St. Mary
  • Tangipahoa
  • West Baton Rouge
  • West Feliciana
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About Amedisys Hospice Services in Baton Rouge

Hospice is a special type of care for people who have a terminal illness and their families. Amedisys Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA is a trusted provider of hospice care. We care for people wherever they call home, whether that’s their residence, an assisted living community or nursing home.

 

We’re located in the heart of Baton Rouge, at 3854 American Way, off Coursey Blvd. and S Sherwood Forest Blvd., a few minutes from the I-12 S Airline Hwy exit. We provide compassionate hospice care from Tangipahoa Parish up to St. Francisville and down to Pierre Part, and the communities in between. For example, we serve the Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, Gonzales, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Lutcher, Ponchatoula and Pierre Part communities. Call us at (225) 751-4599 to find out if Amedisys Hospice in Baton Rouge is the right choice for you.

 

Hospice Services in Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas

 

Patients who are eligible for hospice care can get a wide range of supportive services. Services can be adjusted over time, as needs change. Hospice care is typically 100% covered by Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration and most private insurance plans. Depending on your needs, your care plan may include:

 

  • Doctor services
  • Nursing care
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical supplies
  • Medications to manage pain and other symptoms
  • Home health aide to help with dressing, bathing and other daily tasks, as needed
  • Medical social work services
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy if needed
  • Emotional and spiritual counseling for the patient and family
  • Bereavement counseling

 

What You Can Expect With Amedisys

High-Quality Hospice Care

With Amedisys Hospice in Baton Rouge, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re receiving care from a high-quality hospice agency. We consistently score above the national average on various quality measures. Families rate us well on communication, quick response times and how likely they’d be to recommend us to others. You can review our scores on Medicare’s Hospice Compare website.

 

24/7 Availability 

We’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Our hospice team is caring and experienced. We are honored to be part of your journey and will treat you and your loved one with the greatest dignity and respect.

 

Providing Hospice in Baton Rouge Since 2005

We’ve provided high-quality hospice care in Baton Rouge since 2005. As long-time members of the Baton Rouge community, we feel it’s a calling to support our patients and families. You may find us showing our support at community events like the Baton Rouge Kidney Walk, the Alzheimer’s Walk/Run to Remember or Moving Day Baton Rouge to honor those with Parkinson’s disease.

 

Multidisciplinary Team

Patients and families receive care from professionals with expertise in different areas. For example, patients can receive medical care from doctors and nurses, spiritual support in line with the patient’s beliefs from a chaplain, and emotional support from social workers, bereavement counselors and trained volunteers. Many of our team members have been with Amedisys for over 10 years. We are passionate about caring for others and feel blessed to be part of your journey.

 

Caring for Caregivers

We take care of you so you can better care for your loved one. We offer:

  • Support from a medical social worker
  • Companionship and help from trained volunteers
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Respite care to give loved ones a rest from caregiving
  • Annual remembrance events for families to honor patients who passed away

 

Program for People With End-Stage Dementia

We offer a specialized program to meet the needs of patients with end-stage dementia and their families. We help patients maintain the best possible quality of life by:

  • Reducing agitation and confusion
  • Creating a safe, comfortable environment
  • Minimizing unnecessary hospital visits
  • Providing hospice care grounded in the latest research
  • Supporting caregivers through education, counseling and respite care
  • Maximizing the positive moments you share as a family

 

Specialized Care for Veterans

We believe veterans deserve specialized care as they near the end of their lives, and we show it by participating in the We Honor Veterans program. Through this program, our veteran patients receive:

  • Care from a team trained in military cultural competence
  • Special honors such as pinning ceremonies
  • Support for their unique end-of-life needs

 

Goals of Hospice Care

Hospice is a unique type of care. Rather than focusing on curing an illness, our priorities are:

  • Learning what matters most to the patient and family
  • Respecting the patient’s wishes
  • Comfort and pain management
  • Quality of life
  • Dignity
  • Maintaining as much independence as possible
  • Preventing unnecessary trips to the hospital
  • Supporting family members through the challenges of caregiving and grieving

 

If these goals align with your loved one’s wishes, hospice care may be the best choice. Call us at (225) 751-4599. We’ll help you find the right care for your needs and answer any questions you have. If hospice is the next step, we would be honored to walk alongside you on your journey.

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