Nursing care and emotional support for those in the last six months of life, in patient’s home or in a facility. Primary focus is patient- and family-centered care, pain and symptom management. Medicare, TennCare, private insurance.

When you hire an individual or company to come onto your property or into your home, you take on a certain amount of risk, as does the person hired. See the Action Guide for questions to ask when hiring an in-home service.

In-Home Hospice

In-home hospice allows terminally ill patients to spend their last days in familiar surroundings. If the patient is enrolled in Medicare, choose a Medicare-approved hospice provider.

Amedisys Hospice: 689-7123

1420 Dutch Valley Road, Suite C, 37918

Caris Healthcare: 694-4848

10651 Coward Mill Road, 37931

Covenant Homecare and Hospice: 374-0600

3001 Lake Brook Boulevard, Suite 101, 37909

Gentiva Hospice: 769-5110

152F Market Place Boulevard, 37922

Smoky Mountain Hospice

Knoxville East: 673-5877

7051 Strawberry Plains Pike, 37914

Knoxville West: 985-0265

9119 Executive Park Dr., 37923

Tennova Hospice Services: 925-5500

1225 E. Weisgarber Rd., Suite 380, 37909

UT Hospice: 544-6222

4435 Valley View Dr., Suite 104, 37917

Facility-Based Hospice

Hospice is available to nursing home residents and hospital patients. Some nursing homes offer hospice by contract with a home health care agency, or the resident or family may contact an agency themselves. Ask nursing home staff about arrangements. Hospice patients who meet criteria can be admitted to a hospital transitional care unit on doctor’s orders, if care of a dying patient is more than family can manage.

Residential Hospice

Sacred Ground Hospice House: 659-2606

1120 Dry Gap Pike, 37918
Provides an alternative “at-home” experience for families unable to provide 24-hour care for their loved one at home. 16-room facility. Works directly with hospice agencies.