Southeast Hospice provides expert pain management, symptom control, emotional support and spiritual care to patients and family caregivers dealing with the last stages of a terminal illness.
We are a nonprofit agency that is Medicare certified, Medicaid approved, state certified and accredited by The Joint Commission.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice is a service for people in their last six months of life who have an incurable illness.
Hospice care supports the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families during a difficult journey. Our focus is on improving quality of life rather than treating a disease.
Hospice care often takes place at home, but you can also receive this service in a nursing home (we work with multiple nursing homes throughout the area).
We serve Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott, Stoddard, and portions of Mississippi and New Madrid counties.
Our Hospice Team
When you choose our team, you'll get highly qualified experts with vast experience.
Our staff includes some registered nurses who are certified in hospice and palliative care. Most of our nurses have been with our team for many years.
Other members of the hospice team include advanced practice registered nurses, nurse aides, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, a medical director and volunteers.
We are proud to be an elite hospice honors recipient. This means families have rated us above the HEALTHCAREfirst national average on all 24 questions about their satisfaction with our care.
What to Expect if You Choose Southeast Hospice
You or your loved one will receive regular visits from a hospice team member. You can also call the team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Throughout hospice, our team will do whatever we can to help ensure comfort and dignity.
We are also there to guide and support family members. For example, we prepare families for what to expect as the disease progresses. And we teach them how they can be involved in their loved one's care.
Other services we offer families and the community include:
Bereavement services. These services, which include counseling, are available for the family for up to 13 months after the loss of their loved one. We also offer grief support groups, which are open to anyone.
Recollections – A life review. Southeast Hospice volunteers record patients' memories on DVD for families to keep. It's a way of reliving and celebrating events of the past that are personally significant. Recollections is free to patients and family members or friends.
C.O.O.L. Camp (Children Overcoming Outstanding Loss). This one-day retreat supports children ages 6 through 15 who have experienced the death of a loved one. It's the area's only children's grief support group.
Annual community memorial service. Each fall, the Southeast Hospice Community Memorial Service remembers loved ones through music, prayer and eulogies.
How to Get Southeast Hospice Care
You'll need a medical referral to receive hospice care.