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In-Home Care

Our in-home hospice program returns the natural process of dying to the home, amid familiar surroundings and the comforting presence of family. Hospice care focuses on caring for the whole person, restoring dignity to final days. Our team, which includes nurses, home health aides, social workers, pharmacists, dietitians, volunteers and chaplains, provides medication for symptom control, skilled nursing care, dedicated volunteer care, and counseling services.

Where is In-Home Hospice Available?

Our services are available in Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens, and Laurens counties. We provide care in the home, assisted living facilities, or skilled nursing facilities - wherever the patient calls home. In some cases, we may provide hospice care in the hospital.

Who Qualifies for Hospice Care?

Anyone with cancer, advanced heart or lung disease, end-stage Alzheimers or demetia, or another life-limiting illness may qualify for hospice services. A registered nurse is available, if needed, to determine if a hospice referral is appropriate.

How is Hospice Care Paid For?

Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans pay for hospice services. For in-home care, room and board is the responsibility of the patient and family. If you have questions about your hospice insurance benefits, please call us at 864-688-1700. Patients will not be denied services based on their ability to pay.


How are Referrals Made?

Anyone can make a referral to Open Arms Hospice - physicians, nurses, social workers, family or friends. To qualify for hospice care, the patient's attending physician and the Hospice Medical Director must certify that the patient has a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. Our staff can contact the patient's physician to verify diagnosis and prognosis.
To make a referral, please call us at 864-688-1700 or toll free at 1-866-473-6276. Physicians can fax referrals to 864-688-1726.