Hospice of Huntington is a non-profit agency that has been helping people with serious illness since 1982. We know that calling hospice for care is one of the hardest things you will ever do. We also know from caring for over 15,000 people that most people wish they had called sooner. Hospice of Huntington helps people with a life-limiting illness control the symptoms that keep them from living everyday life.
Often, families feel that they should take care of their own and are reluctant to call for outside help. Hospice of Huntington does not take over the care you provide, but we are here to help guide and support you so that together with your doctor we can ease the worries of caregiving and provide the very best symptom control possible. Our goal is to help your loved one live life to the fullest.
Hospice of Huntington, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Laura Darby, a senior nursing student from Marshall University, who had a passion for hospice care. As the first hospice in the State of West Virginia to become Medicare certified, we have remained a leader in hospice care for over 30 years.
Hospice of Huntington serves Cabell, Lincoln, Wayne and Mason Counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County and surrounding areas in Ohio.
When you accept hospice services, Hospice of Huntington assigns a special interdisciplinary team to work with you and your family to make sure that your care is competent, coordinated and safe so that you feel comfortable with the treatment and care you will receive. The team will keep your doctor informed about your progress and will coordinate care with your doctor so that you can receive the very best care possible.
Team members include:
- Hospice Doctor
- Registered Nurse
- Hospice Aide
- Medical Social Worker
- Consulting Pharmacist
- Volunteer, if requested
- Clergy, if requested
- Bereavement Counselors