Oxford Hospice

Oxford Hospice and Palliative Care

Oxford HealthCare Hospice, the only full service hospice and palliative care program in southwest Missouri, helps individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness.

Oxford HealthCare’s Hospice team tailors a plan for care at home that ministers to all your needs—physical, emotional and spiritual. Hospice helps families cope with death and dying while providing comfort and peace of mind.

Oxford Hospice and Palliative Care Program


  • Usually begins when patients are diagnosed with a life expectancy of six months or less
  • Most beneficial when hospice care begins early
  • Helps patients be as comfortable and pain free as possible
  • Extensive support for family members

Palliative Care

  • Available for those continuing to seek curative treatment
  • Nurses specialize in pain management
  • Receive Oxford Home Health services with compassionate care and support
  • Transition easily into hospice care when appropriate

Continuing Touch

  • For patients that have improved in hospice or palliative care programs
  • Chaplains/ministers and social workers stay in touch with patient and family to assist as needed

Bereavement Services

  • Free to families served by Oxford HealthCare and to the community
  • Seminar and individual support groups for those who suffered a loss
  • Professional staff maintains contact as families work through grief process

To speak to a member of Oxford’s Hospice team, call 417-883-7500 or 1-800-749-6555. We’re ready to design a home care plan that suits you and your family.

Hospice Services available at home or in a nursing home:

  • 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
  • Bereavement Support
  • Music Therapy