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Hospice CareFlorida Hospital HospiceCare understands the varying levels of care needed during a life-limiting illness for both the patient and the family members. That is why we strive to be a source of help and comfort during this time of transition. Whether in the home-like atmosphere of one of the Florida Hospital HospiceCare’s in-patient facilities, a local nursing home, assisted living facility or while receiving in-home services, it is the care that matters. Several types of care are available.


Routine Care — Florida Hospital HospiceCare provides the same personal attention wherever the patient calls home— whether that is in the patient’s own home, at a nursing home or in an assisted-living facility.


Inpatient Care — Patients may be admitted to one of our locations — HospiceCare at Florida Hospital Flagler, HospiceCare at Florida Hospital DeLand, HospiceCare at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, HospiceCare at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial or the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast — for a limited period of time, as determined by the physician and the Interdisciplinary Team for symptom management, such as uncontrolled pain, nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing.


Respite Care — This service may be provided in one of the inpatient facilities and is designed to give caregivers a rest. Designed to help caregivers find time to run errands, or to get away for a few days, Respite Care is a short-term benefit covered by most insurances for an inpatient stay of up to five days.


Continuous Care — Skilled nursing services are provided in the patient’s place of residence for symptoms or a crisis period. Care is provided for 8 to 24 hours a day to manage pain and other acute medical symptoms. These services are predominately nursing care, supplemented with caregiver and hospice aide services.