Hospice care came to Valdosta in 1987 when a small group of volunteers developed a passion and vision to bring comfort and dignity to life’s final journey. These individuals began this endeavor inside a janitor’s closet down in the basement of our local hospital. As the good word of hospice spread through the community, Hospice of South Georgia blossomed to become the first hospice organization established in 1987, and out-grew that small closet into a full building of hired employees. With tremendous community support, we have evolved by enhancing the hospice experience with patient-focused home-care and elevated comfort measures at our hospice care center- Langdale Hospice House.
We focus on HOW YOU LIVE!
Hospice serves individuals facing a life-limiting illness where curative treatments are no longer possible. This phase of care is a transition from treating the disease to treating the patient holistically, offering more commitment to how you live during this journey. Services concentrate on the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual quality of life, giving focus and respect to the patient’s goals and wishes. As the majority of hospice patients wish to reside in their own home with the comfort of family and friends, Hospice of South Georgia provides the bulk of its care in the home setting, but also serves in assisted living facilities and nursing homes, as well as Residential care at the Langdale Hospice House. Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies.
Patients and families experience a full team of hospice support from multiple disciplines including a registered nurse, certified nursing assistant, social worker, chaplain, volunteer, and grief counselor. These professionals give compassionate, patient-focused attention through the entire journey of care.