Hospice Care of South Carolina was created to make a difference in your life and every life touched by an advanced illness. Hospice Care of South Carolina is here to help change the way people think about hospice care by focusing on living, and the quality time spent with loved ones.
As the leader in quality, compassion and innovation, Hospice Care of South Carolina wants to empower you to live more fully and more completely. Recognized for our expertly trained and certified professionals, our comprehensive hospice services are available wherever you call home.
Allow us to walk by your side...our hospice staff will work with you to focus on days filled with life instead of illness...days creating new memories rather than simply reflecting on those in the past. Hospice Care of South Carolina will be there for your family, offering comfort, care, compassion and understanding. Allow us the opportunity to serve you and your family during this most precious time of life.
Where can I receive Hospice Services?
Whether your loved one is in a nursing home, hospital, or in their own home we can provide services to a variety of locations.
When should Hospice start?
It’s up to you. The right time to begin hospice care is personal and can only be determined by you and your family. Though your physician and others may offer advice, it’s up to you to choose when the time is right.
We are proud to service our Veterans with the same passion and commitment they gave to our country. Our goal is to ensure our Veterans and their families receive the profound benefit of hospice, hospice tailored to their unique needs and gain a peaceful and enriched end of life experience.
Hands of Hope Pediatric Comfort and Palliative Care is provided by the only nationally board certified interdisciplinary team available to serve any child living in or visiting South Carolina.
COVID-19 Preparedness Notice
Dear Patients, Family Members, Caregivers, Healthcare Partners and Community Members –
We wanted make sure you are aware of the precautions we are taking across the Hospice Care of South Carolina and Agapé Hospice network in response to the COVID-19 situation.
Our team continues to proactively implement infection control practices as we follow guidelines from both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We are closely monitoring patients for COVID-19 symptoms.
We have clinical protocols in place in the event a patient tests positive for COVID-19. We also have alternative staffing plans to respond to any situations where our clinical team members may be affected. Our team has also purchased additional supplies and has secured medication in the event there are shortages.
For our inpatient hospice houses, we are limiting visitation hours and restricting visitors who are ill. If you have any symptoms of illness, we recommend postponing a visit to your loved one at this time to protect them and the other residents.
The safety and care of our patients is our top priority. We have taken extra measures to prepare for COVID-19 and continue to monitor the situation daily. As the situation evolves, our practices may change accordingly.
If you have any follow-up questions regarding our preparedness procedures, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, here are some additional resources that may be helpful to you:
Specialized COVID-19 Care at Columbia Community Hospice House
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting many families and is also taxing our healthcare system. To do our part, Columbia Community Hospice House has leveraged our clinical team’s knowledge and experience with infection control protocols to set-up our inpatient hospice house to help care for COVID-19 patients.
In March, CMS issued guidance that:
“Patients whose symptoms are exacerbated by COVID-19 and cannot be adequately managed in the home setting, should be transferred to a hospice inpatient unit.”
The COVID-19 care team at Columbia Community Hospice House has received additional training related to infection control. The team is following both CDC and Department of Health and Environmental Control guidelines and is fully stocked with the appropriate screening tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).