Community Hospice & Palliative Care of Putnam County
Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 42-year history, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has served nearly 220,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties, and recently expanded its service area to include 11 counties in north-central Florida. This new service area allows us to serve hospice patients in Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and their surrounding communities. Through the support of more than 950 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,500 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our communities. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay.
- Hospice care is appropriate for people who have received a prognosis of 12-months to live. (6-months for Medicare)
- While illness can affect how a person lives, hospice care focuses on improving the physical comfort and well-being of th
- Many people receiving our care continue to enjoy social activities that are meaningful to them.
- We help our patients remain mobile, alert, and engaged for as long as their condition allows.
- Contacting hospice first can help you or your loved one enjoy the greatest benefit of end-of-life care.