Hospice & Palliative Care FAQ

North Delta Hospice and Palliative Services offers palliative care and support to all terminally ill patients and their families without regard for diagnosis, gender, national origin, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, disability, age or place of residence.

Q: What is concept of Hospice and Palliative Care?

A: Hospice is a concept of care for those who have illnesses that are having a life-limiting effect. Hospice can offer comfort, care and assistance even when medicine can’t. The care of Hospice maintains a better quality of life for the patient. Palliative care involves aggressive treatment of physical and emotional pain and symptoms. The focus is the comfort and quality of life. Hospice care is the affirmation of life and neither hastens nor postpones the end of life. Hospice provides a caring community for terminally ill patients and their families.

Q: What are the services you provide?

A: North Delta Hospice and Palliative Services services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week or on an intermittent basis and include:

  • Medications, equipment, and supplies
  • Expert nursing care
  • Emotional counseling
  • Personal care (including bathing, feeding, and dressing)
  • Dietary counseling
  • Chaplain (or other clergy) support
  • Social work services
  • Financial counseling
  • Bereavement care and counseling
  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapies

Q: What is the Hospice and Palliative Care Admission Criteria?

A: To be eligible for North Delta Hospice and Palliative Services, a patient must agree to palliative care rather than curative. Patients must also agree that they wish to receive comfort rather than curative attention. Both the attending physician and the assigned North Delta physician must also affirm that the patient has an estimated life expectancy of six months or less, if the illness runs its normal course. North Delta conducts patient evaluations to determine if the hospice services are suitable for all patients.

Q: Can you explain the Hospice and Palliative Care Experience?

A: North Delta Hospice and Palliative Services helps patients live each day to the fullest. Our professionals understand that the patients need compassion and comfort in this stage of life, and each one strives to provide the care needed for a patient to share the remaining time with family and friends.

North Delta is committed to providing patients with any measure of palliative care to ensure complete management of any discomfort.

Q: What are the counties you serve?

A: North Delta Hospice and Palliative Services Mississippi Counties include:

Benton, Bolivar, Carroll , Coahoma, Desoto, Grenada, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lafayette, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Pontotoc, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Union, Washington, Yalobusha.

North Delta Hospice of Arkansas services Clay County, Arkansas.

Q: Do you accept Medicare/Medicaid?

A: North Delta Hospice and Palliative Services accepts Medicare and Medicaid hospice benefits as payment for their services. All supplies and equipment related to the patient’s illness are included in the hospice service.