HOSPICE SERVICES

We Care For Terminally Ill Patients Of Any Age, With Any Disease

Who are expected to die within 6 months if their disease follows its normal course.


While our hospice homecare census varies by seasonal trends in population, we care for about 285 people in their homes or nursing homes and assisted living communities on an average day.

We never turn hospice patients away based on ability to pay. All Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for and have a right to the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The Benefit covers costs related to the patient’s terminal illness including care, equipment, medication, supplies, doctor visits, etc.

Each patient has a special team who cares for them including registered nurses, their attending and/or our hospice physicians, social workers, chaplains, hospice aides, massage and music therapists and volunteers, including volunteers who bring trained pets to visit. Many of our clinical staff members hold advanced certification in their specialty of hospice and palliative care.

Over 75% of all people in Collier County die with hospice care and Avow cares for 73% of those individuals and families. These penetration rates are 25% higher than state and national trends.

Many of our hospice patients still come to us very late in their disease process – over 45% of our patients die within a week of their admission, when 6 months or more service is available to them.

We are Medicare certified, licensed by the state and our hospice services are accredited by the Joint Commission – recognized as the “gold standard” health care accreditation organization. 98% of our families when surveyed say they would recommend our care to others.

Our staff is very committed to our mission. Our annual staff voluntary turnover rate is about 6%. In a recent survey, 100% of our staff said they would recommend Avow as a service to others and 96% said they would recommend Avow as an employer.

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Healthcare Referral

If you would like to request a hospice referral for your patient (or resident at facility), please complete our on-line referral form below. After you submit your referral request, you will be contacted by one of our Avow Care Coordinators as soon as possible. If your patient has urgent issues and you would like to speak to an Avow Care Coordinator immediately, please call our Avow CareLink line at (239) 261-4404 – our nurses are available to answer your inquiries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you’d like to request a Palliative Care consultation for your patient, please call 239-304-1600.

Link here now to complete our On-LINE REFERRAL FORM

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