What to Expect

What happens after my doctor suggests hospice care?

Hospice of Acadiana, Inc. will schedule a meeting with the patient, family, and the visiting nurse. The first question asked will be "What are the patient's goals?" The second will be "What are the family's/friends' goals?" These questions will help guide the nurse in developing the patient's plan of care.

The collaboration between the patient, family/friends, and the nurse is essential for us to deliver the best possible care. Once the patient and family decide this is the correct path to take, which could be during the initial visit, the nurse will begin the admittance process.

What if I can't afford to pay for care?

As the only nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider in Acadiana, our mission is to provide comprehensive, compassionate end-of-life care. With Hospice of Acadiana, Inc., you will receive all the care you need—for as long as you need it—regardless of your ability to pay.

Forms of payment include, but are not limited to:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private Insurance
  • Community Contributions

When the time comes to prioritize compassion, we’re here for you.

At our hospice, our unwavering commitment is to provide hospice services that not only offer respect and dignity to our patients but also extend a compassionate hand to the community. As a nonprofit organization, we go the extra mile by offering free services that other hospice providers simply cannot, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their financial means, receives the quality care and support they deserve during their most challenging times.

Our family of companies is wholeheartedly committed to supporting yours and are organized to provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the needs of caring for your loved ones.


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Our foundation is dedicated to securing essential resources that enable us to extend the reach of our services and uphold our commitment to providing exceptional, compassionate care. Its invaluable contributions bring numerous benefits, including the ability to offer free services, enhance the quality of care, and ensure that every patient, regardless of their financial situation, can experience the comfort and support they deserve during their end-of-life journey.

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Hospice of Acadiana - ACHC Accredited
Hospice of Acadiana - Five Star Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rating
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Hospice of Acadiana - National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Hospice of Acadiana - National Partnership for Hospice Innovation