Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care

When patients and families face an illness that limits life expectancy, Oxford HealthCare provides a variety of services tailored to meet individual needs. As the only full-service hospice and palliative care program in the area, our experienced hospice team ministers to all of your needs-physical, emotional and spiritual-to provide you, and your loved ones, comfort and peace-of-mind.

Contact one of our Care Coordinators today and we will help develop the right hospice or palliative care program for you, or your loved one.


Hospice usually begins when patients are diagnosed with a life expectancy of six months or less, and the patient chooses not to seek curative treatment. Patients and families benefit most when hospice begins early. The goal is for patients to be as comfortable and pain free as possible so they may spend the last chapter of life with dignity surrounded by family and friends. The family also receives extensive support to help them through this difficult time.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care is available when the patient and family are not yet ready for hospice, and you or your loved one may seek curative treatment. The nurses specialize in pain management, and the patient receives Oxford Home Health services with special care and support. When appropriate, you or your loved one may transition easily into the hospice program to receive additional benefits.

We Honor Veterans

We are proud partners in the We Honor Veterans program, providing individualized, respectful end-of-life services for former military members. These include programs, resources and benefits information tailored specifically to veterans and their families. The program is a joint effort of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Continuing Touch

Continuing Touch serves patients who have improved in the hospice or palliative care programs. Chaplains and social workers stay in touch with the patient and family, and they are available to assist when needed.

Bereavement Services

Bereavement Services are free to families served by Oxford as well as to the community. Seminars and individualized support groups are available to those who have suffered a loss, and professional staff maintain contact to help families work through the grief process.

Hospice Services

Hospice services can be provided at home or in a nursing home and include:

  • Nursing Care
  • Medications
  • Medical Equipment
  • Supplies
  • Bathing and Personal Care
  • Housekeeping and Laundry
  • Meal Preparation
  • Shopping and Errands
  • Companionship
  • Home Telemonitoring
  • Coordination of Short-Term Inpatient Care for Pain and Symptom Management
  • Respite Care
  • Counseling
  • Social Work Support
  • Chaplain Support
  • Music Therapy
  • Bereavement Services

Hospice and Palliative Care Payment

Hospice and palliative care services may be reimbursed through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

Hospice & Palliative Care Service Area



Barry, Barton, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Western Douglas, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, Southwest Laclede, Northern Stone, Northwest Taney, Webster, Western Wright