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Lincoln Medical Hospice

When choosing a provider for hospice services, your hometown agency is Lincoln Medical Hospice, which has been serving the people of this county and surrounding areas since 1993. The agency is licensed by the state of Tennessee, Medicare-certified and accredited by the Joint Commission.

Hospice provides support and care for people in the last phases of a terminal illness so they can live as fully and comfortably as possible.

  • Hospice care is a team-oriented approach to medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to a dying patient’s needs and wishes.

  • It validates the quality rather than the quantity of life and looks at not only the patient’s needs but the needs of the caregivers as well.

  • Lincoln Medical Hospice provides services to relieve symptoms, manage pain, and give emotional and spiritual support.

Who is eligible for hospice care?

People with an illness causing limited life expectancy may receive hospice care. The patient’s clinical information must support a life expectancy of six months or less if no further aggressive treatment is provided. However, some patients may live longer than six months. Hospice care is appropriate as long as a review of the patient’s condition supports limited life expectancy.

Hospice care is designed for patients and families who have chosen to focus on symptom and pain management, not curative treatment. Hospice care does not mean less care, only that the focus shifts from curative to supportive.

Hospice is frequently associated with cancer, but there are many chronic illnesses and conditions in which a patient is considered to be terminal with a limited life expectancy. Patients who exhibit weight loss, functional decline, decreasing ability to eat or drink, frequent hospitalizations, chronic infections, worsening breathing problems, pain exacerbations, or a combination of various symptoms may qualify for hospice support.

Diagnoses commonly associated with hospice care include end-stage phases of:

  • Cancer

  • Alzheimer’s dementia

  • Neurological diseases

  • Liver disease

  • Heart disease

  • Lung disease

  • Kidney disease

  • Stoke or coma

Where is hospice care provided?

Care may be provided in a patient’s home, assisted living facility, or nursing home. Hospice may also be provided in a skilled facility or hospital for those patients requiring a high level of care that cannot be provided in the home setting.

Who provides the care?

Lincoln Medical Hospice utilizes a compassionate team of trained professionals and volunteers to individualize each patient’s care plan and provide services to meet that patient’s and family’s needs. The interdisciplinary team includes:

  • Medical director

  • Trained hospice nurses

  • Home health aides

  • Medical social worker

  • Bereavement coordinator

  • Nutritional counselor

  • Chaplain & spiritual support

  • Trained volunteers

What are the benefits of hospice care?

There are many benefits to choosing hospice care, which include but are not limited to:

  • Payment for medications and durable medical equipment related to the terminal diagnosis

  • 24-hour, on-call service and support

  • Symptom control and pain management

  • Volunteer support

  • Bereavement support

How is hospice paid?

Medicare, Medicaid, VA Benefits, or private insurance usually cover hospice. However, Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice is dedicated to offering the same quality care to residents of Lincoln County regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

How to Donate

Although many private insurances and Medicare cover hospice, donations can help us offset the cost of some non-covered benefits. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support Lincoln Medical Hospice and the care provided, please contact us at 931-433-8088. Donations can also be mailed to Lincoln Medical Hospice, 106 Medical Center Blvd., Fayetteville, TN 37334. If you would like to make a donation as a gift, or in memory, Lincoln Hospice will send a card to the family to notify them of your generosity.

Other Helpful Resources

Click the following links for more helpful information about hospice care and caregiving.

Professional Affiliations

  • Tennessee Association for Home Care

  • Tennessee Hospice Organization

Location & Contact Information

Lincoln Medical Home Health & Hospice
106 Medical Center Blvd.
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334

Phone: 931-433-8088