Hospice Care

The final stages of life for the terminally ill are just as important as other stages.

Admission to the CMH Hospice program may be made by calling our offices at 417-328-6350 or through the referral of the patient’s physician. 

Hospice care is designed to manage pain and other symptoms of disease, when a cure is no longer sought, to enable patients to live an alert, pain-free life so their final months and weeks are peaceful and dignified. Our team of healthcare professionals provides not only medical and nursing care, but also emotional, spiritual and bereavement support for patient and family.

Hospice recognizes dying as a normal part of life; therefore, will not hasten nor postpone death. Hospice emphasizes the quality of life, rather than the length of life, and we are sensitive to the desires and concerns of the patient and encourage patient and family participation in care decisions. Hospice is designed for individuals who have an illness that will most likely end their life within six months.

Admission to the CMH Hospice program may be made by calling our offices at 417-328-6350 or through the referral of the patient’s physician.

Services Provided

  • Professional nursing
  • Disposable medical supplies
  • Prescription drugs
  • Visits in the home or nursing facility
  • Equipment needs for home
  • Pastoral care
  • Therapies
  • Intravenous therapy service for pain management
  • Volunteer support
  • Respite care
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Social services and support group
  • Hospice memorial service program
  • Hospice contact available 24 hours a day