201 S. Baltimore, Suite C
Kirksville, MO 63501
Hospice of Northeast Missouri is a non-profit corporation, member of the National Hospice Organization, and the Missouri Hospice Organization. Hospice care provides an alternative to hospitalization and nursing home placement by supporting the patient and family in the home. This home care program provides a full range of resources which enable the patient and family to manage the illness at home in an atmosphere of love, dignity, and concern. Patients receiving Hospice Care in the home are accepted regardless of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, illness, or ability to pay. However, there is a referral process involved before a patient can received Hospice Care. Referrals can be made by the patient's physician, the discharging hospital, the patient, the patient's family, or any other person. To make a referral call Hospice 2000 (888) 627-9711.
The word "HOSPICE" today defines an interdisciplinary program of care, addressing the medical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones faced with a life threatening illness. Hospice care is most helpful when families need to learn how to physically care for the patient, or the patient and/or loved ones need physical, emotional, or spiritual support. No patient is denied care because of their ability to pay, for in these cases, United Way funds, community donations/memorials are utilized to meet the needs of patients.
"You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life and Hospice will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die."
- Dr. Cecily Saunders
Hospice 2000, now Hospice of Northeast Missouri, was founded in 1993 and is Medicare and Medicaid Certified, State of Missouri certified, physician-directed, and nurse-coordinated. Volunteers provide companionship, assist with household tasks and transportation. Spiritual support is available, and therapists provide physical, occupational, speech and nutritional assistance. Licensed social workers are available to counsel the patient, and skilled nursing is available through regularly scheduled visits but is available on an on-call basis 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each patient receiving Hospice Care has individual needs and concerns, and these areas are addressed while focus is placed on maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in an atmosphere of love and concern.
Serving Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Knox, Macon, Shelby and Linn Counties.
For more information visit - www.hospiceofnortheastmissouri.org
Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network
117 W. Potter Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501
Toll Free 877-539-2227