Lincoln ElderCare Resource Handbook: Hospice

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Palliative Care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness, such as cancer or heart failure. Patients in palliative care may receive medical care for their symptoms, or palliative care, along with treatment intended to cure their serious illness. Palliative care is meant to enhance a person’s current care by focusing on quality of life for them and their family.

Hospice Services

Hospice services are available to persons who no longer benefit from curative treatment and have a life expectancy of six months or less.  The focus of hospice is pain and symptom control.  Most hospices offer visits from nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers.  Bereavement services are offered to the friends and family members of the patient.

Associations for hospice programs:

Caring Connections

Nebraska Hospice & Palliative Care Partnership
1519 M Street
Cozad, NE 69130


Hospice Care Providers

St. Croix Hospice
1001 S. 70th Street, Suite 113
Lincoln, NE 68510

Hospice Inpatient Communities

Journey House Skilled Nursing Facility for End-of-Life Care
4615 J Street
Lincoln, NE 68510