Pike County Hospice - Pike County's First Hospice Established in 1993
Pike County Hospice was the very first hospice program in Pike County. It was created by the citizens of Pike County for area residents. The staff and board of the Pike County Health Department and Home Health agency was excited to add Hospice Care to our list of amazing services in 1993.
2001 came and our Home Care & Hospice Foundation was created to help our not-for-profit organization fill the financial gaps between the agency’s income and costs, with an overall objective to provide high quality hospice and home health care to every area citizen regardless of ability to pay. We were thrilled in 2017, to be able to expand our service to our neighboring counties Audrain, Lincoln, Montgomery, and Ralls.
25 years later, we have had the pleasure of serving hundreds of patients and their families. Until today, our brand has been shared with the Health Department and Home Health programs and has served our communities greatly. We are so proud of our Hospice program that we want our image to better reflect our compassionate and outstanding service, we are now very excited to present the new look of Pike County Hospice. Download the new flyer here.
Hospice is a set of services that we all may need someday – if not for ourselves, for our parents. While death is not an option for any of us, we do have choices about the services we use at
“Words can not adequately express my appreciation to Pike County Hospice for helping with the care of my mother, Ruth Brown. Mom was diagnosed with cancer in the bone in August of 2012. It was decided to undergo surgery to
When is the right time to ask about hospice? Now is the best time to learn more about hospice and ask questions about what to expect from hospice services. Although end-of-life care may be difficult to discuss, it is
NATIONAL HOSPICE MONTH T-SHIRTS! (10.24.19)
Help us celebrate National Hospice Month by showing your support! All proceeds go to benefit our Home Care & Hospice Foundation of Pike County. Shirts are $15.00 each and have our hospice logo on the front left chest. Deadline for orders is Monday, November 4th at 9:00 a.m. Order yours by coming into our office or get yours online!
COFFEE TALK AT SPRING HOLLOW COFFEE (10.17.19)
Join us for a free coffee and learn the details about becoming a hospice volunteer!
4TH ANNUAL VETERAN APPRECIATION FAIR (10.24.19)
Join us for a flag dedication ceremony, free breakfast and coffee and a morning full of veteran specific resources! Free and open to the public on Friday, November 8th from 8:30-11am
CAMP HORIZON MINI BEREAVEMENT CAMP FOR YOUTH (10.24.19)
Join us again this year for our Mini Bereavement Camp! Friday, November 15th from 5:30-7:30pm at our office. Please RSVP to Carrie or Cori at 573-324-2111!
PIKE COUNTY HOSPICE RECEIVES FOURTH AND FINAL PARTNERSHIP (8.5.19)
We have earned our FOURTH AND FINAL STAR with the We Honor Veterans program!
We are excited to have completed the four level program in a short time and are even more excited to continue to implement the things we have learned into our daily hospice caregiving routines!
PIKE COUNTY HOSPICE RECEIVES LEVEL THREE PARTNERSHIP (7.16.19)
If you didn't get our latest newsletter then you missed the big news! We have earned our LEVEL THREE STAR with the We Honor Veterans program!
We have a passion for serving our community; and that passion runs even deeper when it comes to our Veterans. They deserve so much, and we are doing our best to ensure we give back as much as possible!
MISSOURI VETERANS COMMISSION RETURNS TO OUR AGENCY (6.12.19)
We are excited to announce that our previous attempt to get local Veterans in touch with one of the most helpful resources in our area was a success! Mr. John Simpson, VSO will be back at our office helping Veterans and family members of Veterans ensure they are getting the benefits they deserve.
Simpson will be back at our office on Friday, August 16th, 2019 from 9am - 3pm. Please call him directly to make your appointment, or to ask questions: 573-248-2550.
PIKE COUNTY HOSPICE RECEIVES LEVEL TWO PARTNERSHIP (6.3.19)
Our hospice team has excitedly been working hard to earn our stars through our partnership with the “We Honor Veterans” program. “Being a part of the We Honor Veterans program is so important to us as we strive harder each day to ensure we are caring for those who cared so deeply for our country,” said Cori Sheppard, Hospice Program Manager. “As a member of this program we find ways to access Veteran specific resources for those on our hospice care, and implement the education we have received into our everyday duties. It also encourages us to do more for the Veterans of our community.”
We Honor Veterans provides educational tools and resources in advancing these goals:
- - Promote Veteran-centric educational activities
- - Increase organizational capacity to serve Veterans
- - Support development of strategic partnerships
- - Increase access and improve quality
We Honor Veterans also provides tiered recognition to organizations, known as Partners, that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. There are four levels that partners can achieve in the program. Partner organizations assess their ability to serve Veterans and, using resources provided as part of the program, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans into their organization.
OUR AGENCY PARTNERS WITH MISSOURI VETERANS COMMISSION TO BRING MORE VETERAN RESOURCES TO THE COMMUNITY (5.2.19)
We are excited to announce that our agency is facilitating space for John Simpson, VSO of the Missouri Veterans Commission so that he can help our local veterans and their families ensure they are getting the benefits they deserve. This event will be at our office on Tuesday, June 18th from 9am-3pm and those interested are encouraged to make an appointment by calling Mr. Simpson at 573-248-2550.
Our hopes are that we can prove the need for this service so that we can continue to have Missouri Veterans Commission in our office bi-monthly.
PIKE COUNTY HOSPICE CREATES VETERAN TO VETERAN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (5.2.19)
We are excited to announce our new Veteran to Veteran Program!
TESTIMONIES OF PIKE COUNTY HOSPICE
There are options when it comes to choosing a hospice provider. It is important to us that our community knows that we work with as much integrity and compassion as humanly possible; and we are extremely proud of that.
We like to show our community our authentic testimonials like these in hopes that it may help alleviate any uncertainties regarding considering hospice care. We hope they warm your hearts as much as they have ours.
Interested in becoming a Pike County Hospice Volunteer? Learn more.
Pike County Hospice is trying to create a resource list of local crafters who make memorial keepsake items similar to the ones pictured above; that can be given to patients families if requested.
If you or someone you know would be interested in having an item & contact information listed on this resource flyer, please send us your information:
- photo of item
- what materials are needed
- estimated completion time
- contact name/number/webpage/fb page
Email: Tracy Brookshier at email@example.com.
(5.3.18) Pike County Hospice has new look! Download the flyer here.
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