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Hosparus

 
Overview

For more than 30 years, Hosparus, a fully accredited non-profit hospice organization, has provided care, comfort and counseling for people facing life-limiting illnesses in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Hosparus cares for more than 5,500 patients and their families each year.

We help people face end-of-life issues with as much care and thought as any other milestone in life so they can enjoy the best quality of life possible. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we care for patients and families regardless of their ability to pay.

We offer a measure of control in situations that can seem out of control. Those who have used our services tell us that there is comfort in knowing what to do and what to expect in this part of life.

Hospice and palliative care relieves suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected. It involves treatments that enhance a patient's comfort and quality of life. Anyone with a life-limiting illness can access hospice care. Hosparus accepts referrals 24 hours daily. Hosparus caregivers include medical directors, nurses, certified nursing assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, expressive therapists, chaplains, bereavement counselors, support staff and volunteers who provide compassionate medical treatment and emotional and spiritual support.

History of Hosparus

Hosparus is the new name, adopted in 2008, for a hospice and care organization that has been a fixture of Louisville and the surrounding region for decades.

Formerly the Alliance of Community Hospices and Palliative Care Services (ACH), Hosparus is now a single organization to help you handle end-of-life care.

Hosparus includes all former components of the ACH:


       
  • Hospice of Louisville.
       
  • Hospice of Central Kentucky.
       
  • Hospice of Southern Indiana.

Hosparus also includes the Hosparus Grief Counseling Center and the Hosparus Education and Volunteer Center.

Care
Hosparus affirms life and promotes quality of life through all phases of an illness. Our care provides comfort rather than cure. Hosparus neither prolongs life nor hastens death. We provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to people with life-limiting illness and their families. We help our patients maintain quality of life and live their days to the fullest. We emphasize symptom management and palliative care and support for the entire family.