General Overview | Hospice | Mount Carmel Health

General Overview

Mount Carmel Hospice provides help and support to people who are facing a life-limiting illness, and to their families. Through careful attention to the relief of pain and discomfort, as well as the emotional and spiritual issues patients and families face, we provide end-of-life care with an understanding, private and empathetic sense that is unique to each patient and family.

The Mount Carmel Hospice team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, aides, trained volunteers, and chaplains who work with the attending physician to develop a care plan that is based on patient choice, careful implementation and daily communication.

Hospice Care at Home, Hospital, Nursing Home or Assisted Living Center Hospice care is most often provided in the home but can also be provided to patients who reside in assisted living centers or nursing homes.

When more intense medical care is required for short periods, in-patient hospice care is also provided in the acute palliative care units at Mount Carmel East, West and St. Ann's.

Bereavement Services

The life-limiting illness of a loved one, no matter how short or long lasting, can be difficult for everyone involved. Mount Carmel Hospice provides support to families as they deal with their loss by making bereavement services available through our Evergreen Center.

Bereavement services include support groups, short-term individual counseling, educational seminars, and bereavement literature. Evergreen Center also provides children and their families the opportunity to work through their loss in a safe, supportive and professional setting. All programs help normalize the grieving process and help families heal after loss. Evergreen Center programs are free of charge and open to the community.

Billing and Insurance

Mount Carmel Hospice is a non-profit program paid directly by third party insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Patients who do not have insurance are billed according to their ability to pay. No one is denied care due to lack of income or insurance.

For more information about Mount Carmel Hospice, call 614-234-0200.

Donations to Hospice are accepted through the Mount Carmel Foundation. If you would like to make a donation, click here. Be sure to select Hospice/Palliative Care from the drop down list when prompted about what you would like your gift to benefit.