Knoxville, Tennessee Hospice Provider
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About Amedisys Hospice Services in Knoxville
Amedisys Hospice in Knoxville helps people spend the rest of their lives at home, where 86% of Americans say they want to be. Instead of the patient cycling in and out of the hospital or going back and forth between doctor’s appointment, hospice focuses on comfort and quality of life.
Research shows that in the last six months of life Americans visit a doctor an average of 29 times. About 80% of patients die in a hospital or facility. Amedisys Hospice in Knoxville helps the patient and caregiver by providing care in the comfort of their own home, offering physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual support. Hospice care is typically covered 100% by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the Veterans Administration and most private insurance plans.
We’re located at 1420 Dutch Valley Drive, off Interstate 640 and Route 9, a few minutes from Sharp’s Ridge Veterans Memorial Park. We provide at-home hospice care in Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Sevierville, Powell, LaFollette, Lake City, Maynardville, Louisville, Jellico, Corryton, Jacksboro, Andersonville, Seymour, Wartburg, Pigeon Forge and other nearby communities. Call us at (865) 689-7123 to find out if we provide hospice care in your area.
What Does Hospice Care Include?
Amedisys Hospice in Knoxville provides services, medication assistance, supplies and equipment related to the patient’s terminal illness. Depending on the patient and family’s needs, hospice care may include:
- Symptom and pain management
- Help with medications
- Wound care
- Education about caring for the patient and what to expect
- Personalized care plan with medical oversight
- On-call services
Home Health Aides
- Transferring and repositioning
Social Work Services
- Emotional support and counseling
- Coping skills
- End-of-life planning
- Running errands
- Breaks for caregivers
- Counseling with a hospice chaplain
- Spiritual needs, in accordance with the patient’s beliefs and values
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
Support for Loved Ones
- Respite care to give caregivers a rest
- Help with end-of-life planning
- Grief and bereavement counseling
- Helpful resources in the community
Why Choose Amedisys Hospice in Knoxville?
High-Quality Hospice Care
Medicare rates hospice agencies on its Hospice Compare website. Amedisys Hospice in Knoxville consistently scores above the national average in patient and family satisfaction and quality of care. Families give us high marks for communication, timely response, treating patients with respect and various other measures.
Serving Knoxville & Surrounding Areas Since 1991
Amedisys Hospice in Knoxville started serving patients and families in 1991. You can count on quality care from experienced hospice professionals. For our team, this is a personal mission as well as a professional one. You may find us supporting our patients at the Greater Knoxville Heart Walk, the Knoxville Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk, the East Tennessee Kidney Walk, or the Relay for Life of Knox County at the Knoxville Zoo or the University of Tennessee.
We Honor Veterans
We participate in the We Honor Veterans program at one of the highest levels of involvement. We get to know each veteran and their unique needs. We also find special ways to honor them, such as pinning ceremonies, unique experiences and meaningful displays of gratitude. In Knoxville alone, there are over 10,000 veterans. We consider it a privilege to care for those who so nobly served our country.
End-Stage Dementia Program
We offer specialized hospice care for dementia patients. Our goal is to manage symptoms, so you can have more quality moments with your loved one. Patients receive care from professionals with special training in dementia. We help with feeding needs, skin protection and other types of care. We also create a comfortable environment through music, art, therapeutic blankets, journaling and activity lap pads.
The Comfort of Home
Patients can receive hospice care wherever they call home, from a private residence to a nursing home, assisted living facility or hospital.
A Caring Team
Caregiving comes naturally to us. Our hospice team feels called to help others and would be honored to care for your loved one. We’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, if you need us.
We understand how hard it is to lose someone you love. We are here to support you and your loved one and make this a time of togetherness and a celebration of life. Reach out to Amedisys Hospice in Knoxville at (865) 689-7123. We’ll answer any questions you have and help you decide on next steps, based on your needs and goals. And we’ll support your family every step of the way.
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