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Hospice FAQs


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.

Frequently Asked Hospice Questions

Who is Eligible for Hospice Benefits?

Hospice is for people who have a life-limiting illness, such as cancer, 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 representative of Symponia will contact you to discuss the hospice program and help you determine your eligibility. Your physician will also be contacted to discuss your decisions and provide your medical records. Finally, you'll be asked to sign 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 an language interpreter, one can be provided 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.