We are family.

Empyrean Hospice

With Empyrean Hospice, we are family. We are a Christian hospice offering the highest quality clinical care and the love and salvation of Jesus Christ.  We are committed to caring for people at end of life with the same level of dedication and compassion we would choose for our own loved ones.

Patient focused. Clinician led. Faith driven.

Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  (John 13:34)


Hospice care is comfort care.

Hospice care focuses on quality of life for whatever time remains. It is an individualized plan of care for someone who has a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. When hospice care is chosen, curative treatments stop, and the focus becomes comfort care for the remaining months, weeks, and days.

Empyrean care teams include nurses, social workers, chaplains, aides, medical directors, and volunteers. A patient’s primary care physician may also remain involved Our interdisciplinary hospice care teams are here to provide pain and symptom management associated with a life-limiting illness, as well as social, emotional, and spiritual support for not only our patient, but also their family and caregivers.

It’s about Quality of Life

Hospice care is not only for the last few days of life; it can be months or weeks. The earlier hospice can begin when a person is appropriate for the care, the more opportunity our care teams have to impact the person’s quality of life.


When to consider hospice care

Eligibility criteria for hospice care may include an overall decline in condition, frequent hospitalizations,
progressive weight loss, deteriorating cognitive abilities, and/or recurring infections. Click here to learn more about possible indicators for hospice care.

Anyone can make a referral for a hospice care evaluation including the patient, a family member or
caregiver, primary care physician or specialist, or any member of a care team.
Some diagnoses commonly associated with hospice care include those below.

Click on an icon for the determination criteria referenced for hospice appropriateness.

Cardiopulmonary Disease

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease


ALS/Parkinson’s Disease

Neurological Disorders

Advanced Cancer

End-stage Renal Disease

Liver Disease



Hospice is covered care that is provided at home.

Hospice is a special plan of care provided wherever our patient calls home. This could be a private residence or apartment, a skilled nursing facility, or an assisted living community. Hospice care may also be available to hospitalized patients if medically necessary. Hospice care is covered under the Hospice Medicare Benefit, most Medicaid plans, and many private insurance policies.


Hospice care with heart and clinical excellence.

Empyrean Hospice is dedicated to caring for our patients in the same way we would care for our loved ones. Our core values are the foundation for our dedication to integrity and clinical excellence. Our values provide the guidelines for our policies that support compliance with all federal healthcare program requirements and the highest quality patient care delivery.