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Hospice FAQs

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Dedicated to Care

We are dedicated to giving our patients a pain-free, peaceful, and comfortable life to make the most of every minute. Because each patient is unique, we tailor our care to meet individual patient’s needs. We are committed to a patient experience that is upheld by integrity and respect. The Symponia Team works hard to ensure that our patients are comfortable, and that all of their questions and concerns are addressed.

Fact 1: Hospice care is intended to provide comfort and quality care throughout a patient's health journey.


Fact 2: Most hospice care is provided in the place the patient calls home. 

Fact 3: Choosing Symponia Hospice means choosing prestigious care and compassionate service. 

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"We Are Compassion"

Hospice is a specialized type of care, and our patients deserve compassionate care befitting of their health needs. At Symponia Hospice, we provide a specialized care based on the philosophy of treating the patient, rather than treating only the disease. Our care focuses on quality of life. Symponia’s team of professionals surround each patient and their family with comfort, as well as emotional and spiritual support.

Learn more about our work and how we are improving the lives of every patient.


Check out our list of frequently asked questions below to get the answers you need. If you still feel like you have a question for us, feel free to call us at (770) 456-5701, and one of our staff members will be sure to help you out.

  • Who is Eligible for Hospice Benefits?
    Hospice is for people who have a life-limiting illness, such as cancer or advanced heart, lung or kidney disease. Hospice is also for life-limiting conditions, including neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease). Hospice comfort care measures are especially beneficial to minimize symptoms that may be affecting quality of life, such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea, constipation, depression, anxiety or insomnia.
  • How Do I Arrange for Hospice Care Benefits?
    Ask your doctor or call us at 770-456-5701. We can meet with you wherever you are to discuss our hospice program.
  • What Does the Hospice Care Admission Process Involve?
    A Symponia Hospice representative will contact you to discuss our hospice program and help you determine your eligibility. We will also contact your physician to discuss your decisions and obtain your medical records. We'll also need you to sign our medical treatment forms.
  • Who Pays for Hospice?
    Medicare covers hospice care at 100%. Medicaid and many private insurance companies may also cover hospice. We will work with you on an individual basis to help pay for hospice benefits.
  • Can I Keep My Personal Physician if I Chose Hospice Care?
    Yes. You may keep your personal physician while you are under hospice care. In fact, we encourage this ongoing doctor-patient relationship.
  • What if I Can't Speak English, But I’m in Need of Hospice Care?"
    If you need a language interpreter, we can provide one for you.
  • Does Hospice Provide Any Help to the Family After a Patient Dies?
    Yes. Symponia Hospice provides continuing contact and support for caregivers and families for up to 13 months following the death of a loved one.

Hospice Resources

At Symponia Hospice, we understand how challenging it can be to care for yourself or a loved one who is nearing end of life. That’s why we offer hospice resources to help make this difficult time easier for everyone involved. These hospice resources are available to help you or your family make informed decisions and find comfort during a difficult time. Whether you’re looking for resources and support for yourself or a loved one, Symponia Hospice provides compassionate care and prestigious service.

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