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Thomasville Home Health and Hospice

Get the Care You Need from the Comfort of Your Home

When you or a loved one needs medical care that doesn't require a hospital stay, Archbold can provide the care you need from the comfort of your home. Archbold offers a full scope of home medical care services for patients who are recovering from an extended hospital stay or a serious illness, injury, or surgery. We also offer hospice services to patients who wish to be with loved ones in a comfortable and familiar environment.

If you or a loved one is in need of home health or hospice care in Thomasville or throughout neighboring counties, our compassionate and experienced team is here to help. Contact Home Health at 229228.2000 or Hospice at 229.584.5500 to learn more and get started on first steps.

Comprehensive Home Health Services

Archbold Home Health Services provides patients with access to skilled nursing and in-home rehabilitation services. Archbold’s hospice team offers medical and emotional support services for patients and their families following a terminal diagnosis. When patients need medications and medical equipment to help keep them safe in their homes, Archbold’s HomeCare Store and Pinetree Pharmacy can help.

Southwest Georgia’s Choice for Home Health and Hospice

We provide comprehensive home health and hospice services for patients and their families throughout Southwest Georgia.

Archbold Home Health Services and Archbold Hospice serve the following counties in our area:

  • Thomas County
  • Grady County
  • Mitchell County
  • Brooks County
  • Decatur County
  • Colquitt County

Hospice Care for Patients in Thomasville & All of Southwest Georgia

Our Hospice team offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient hospice services designed to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients who are nearing end of life. Our team is always here to answer any questions you or your loved ones may have, as well as provide resources and support in any way we can. Please find answers to common questions below and don’t hesitate to reach out at229.228.2000 for any additional inquiries.

What Is Hospice?

Hospice care is a compassionate, patient-centered approach to medical care and support for people who are nearing the end of life. Hospice care services focus on improving the quality of life for people when their quantity of time is limited. Archbold Hospice team offers comprehensive hospice services for patients in a home setting, as well as emotional and spiritual support for both patients and their loved ones.

What Services Are Available to Patients Through Hospice?

Archbold Hospice offers a full scope of services delivered by highly qualified and experienced healthcare professionals.

Services may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Hospice nursing care
  • Assistance obtaining medical equipment, oxygen, supplies, and prescription drugs related to a hospice diagnosis
  • Assistance from hospice aides with bathing, grooming, and other personal care
  • Education regarding a patient’s illness
  • Training for caregivers
  • Supportive emotional care for family members
  • Spiritual support
  • Assistance with advanced directives
  • Assistance obtaining community resources
  • Volunteer services (reading, visiting, sitting, running errands, making phone calls, etc.)
  • Respite care
  • Inpatient hospice care (when needed)
  • Support during and after the journey of life

What Is Inpatient Hospice?

Archbold Hospice provides services to patients in their own homes, contracted nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities. If a patient needs pain or symptom management that cannot feasibly be provided in another care setting, they may qualify for short-term General Inpatient Services.

This level of care is determined and approved by the Hospice Medical Director and the Interdisciplinary Team. Archbold Hospice offers inpatient hospice services in our John B. and Elizabeth V. Wight Inpatient Hospice Center, located inside Archbold Memorial in Thomasville, Georgia.

Who Provides Hospice Care?

We provide a comprehensive team approach to hospice care. Our interdisciplinary Archbold Hospice team is comprised of licensed professionals who address the medical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of the patient and their loved ones.

Your hospice team could include any combination of the following professionals:

  • Registered nurses (RN)
  • Medical social workers
  • Hospice aides
  • Chaplain
  • Physicians
  • Volunteers
  • Bereavement coordinators

How Long Will My Loved One Receive Hospice Care?

Hospice is designated for patients with terminal illnesses. Traditionally, hospice is an option for people whose life expectancy is six months or less, and the type of care focuses mostly on pain and symptom relief, rather than curative measures.

Can Anyone Have Access to Hospice Care?

Yes, no one is refused hospice services on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, ethnic background, handicap condition, or financial resources. As long as a patient is in need of end-of-life services, anyone may refer a patient to hospice, including a family member or loved one. However, a physician's order is required to admit a patient into hospice care.

Is Hospice Care Covered by Insurance?

Hospice offers services based on need, rather than the ability to pay. Payment for services is accepted from commercial insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and on a private pay basis.

What Support Services Are Available for Family Members Through Hospice?

Family members play a vital role in the care and wellbeing of hospice patients. We offer many support services for family members, so you’re able to focus on enjoying quality time with your loved one.

Support services that may be helpful for family members throughout their loved one’s hospice care include:

  • Respite care
  • Emotional support and counseling
  • Chaplain services
  • Bereavement support
  • Grief support groups
  • Memorial services

Hospice Support Services for Families in Southwest Georgia

Archbold Hospice offers a multitude of support programs and events for families and patients throughout the year. For more information on any of the events or programs listed below, please contact the Bereavement Coordinator with Archbold Hospice at229.584.5505. We are here to help you heal.

Camp HEAL

Camp HEAL is a bereavement camp that helps children ages 6 – 12 learn to cope with the loss of a loved one in a safe and fun environment. This camp encourages children to have their own voice and begin to heal in their own ways. It is open to all children who have suffered a loss through death.

This day camp is funded through designated gifts made to the Archbold Foundation. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Camp Heal is available free of charge to any child who has experienced a loss. The next Camp HEAL we'll be held on September 23, 2023.

Good Grief Support Group

Good Grief is an informal support group focused on topics and activities that help individuals cope with grief experiences. Facilitators are professionals who are well-versed in the field of grief and end-of-life care. These group sessions provide support and strategies for coping with the realities of grief. The sessions are free and open to the public.

Good Grief sessions are usually held on a Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., and they typically last for approximately 1 hour.

Interested in Joining Our Upcoming Good Grief Session?

Good Grief Sessions are designed for individuals who have suffered a loss through death and are grieving that loss, or for individuals that serve bereaved people.

  • Good Grief Session – February 8, 2024, at 2 p.m.
    • Resentment, Forgiveness and Love: Join us for this free seminar where Michael Bass, MDiv., will discuss resentment, forgiveness and love and how they relate to grief and future progress in life's journey. Techniques will taught on working out grief in these areas.
    • Thomas County Public Library, Flipper Room -- 201 N. Madison St. Thomasville, GA 31792
  • Good Grief Session - March 8, 2024, at 2 p.m.
    • Grief Rituals: Rich Curtis, Professor of Art at Thomas University and an Archbold Hospice Volunteer, will present an exciting session on ritualization in grief. He will explore the history, culture and various types of rituals that are common in our culture and other cultures. An interactive group exercise will be given.
    • Thomas County Public Library, Flipper Room - 201 N. Madison St. Thomasville, GA 31792
  • Good Grief Session - April 11, 2024, at 2 p.m.
    • How Men and Women Grieve: Linda Conti, Bereavement Coordinator for Archbold Hospice, will give a timely session on the different styles of communication in grief between genders. Often, miscommunication occurs at these difficult situations and causes stress and strife. Linda will teach strategies to avoid these issues and open pathways to better communication in grief.
    • Thomas County Public Library, Flipper Room - 201 N. Madison St. Thomasville, GA 31792

To learn more about these sessions, visit our events page. To reserve your spot, please contact Archbold Bereavement Coordinator Linda Conti at (229) 584-5505 or lconti@archbold.org.

Remembrance Services

Archbold Hospice holds an annual service honoring those who have touched our lives. The 2023 date will be announced soon.

We’re Here for Your Family. Contact Archbold Today to Get Started.

Are you interested in learning more about how our home health and hospice services can help you or a loved one? Our team is here for you and your family.

Contact us today to speak to a professional about home health and hospice services. For Home Health, call 229.228.2000. For Hospice, call 229.584.5500.

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