Hospice

VIEW PMS HOSPICE VIDEO

The Hospice Center
1400 Chama Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel 505-988-2211
Fax 505-986-1833


Hospice care makes every day matter.

Hospice services in Santa Fe County help patients make the most of every day of their lives. Managed by Presbyterian Medical Services, a nonprofit organization, The Hospice Center provides personalized, expert care for all of our patients.

Hospice is a philosophy that focuses on caring, rather than curing, during the final stages of life. We help patients maintain dignity and improve their quality of life when faced with a terminal diagnosis.

Hospice allows families and loved ones to share their last weeks or months in a home or home-like setting, rather than a hospital. This helps provide comfort to both patients and family members alike.

Our care team is the heart of hospice.

A team of interdisciplinary caregivers works together to provide the most complete care possible. That team includes a Medical Director/physician, nurses, MSW-social workers, home health aides, a physical therapists, pastoral and grief support counselors, and volunteers. Palliative care physicians and nurse practitioners make home visits to our patients.

This team creates a circle of care, covering the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Services built around our patients’ needs.

Hospice care includes:

  • Case management provided by the Hospice Medical Director
  • Home visits by palliative care physicians and nurse practitioners
  • Regular home visits by nurses trained in hospice care, as well as 24-hour, on-call nursing support
  • Spanish-speaking nurses
  • Help with activities of daily living
  • Visits by a chaplain, if requested
  • Bedside music therapy provided by a harpist and vocalist
  • Counseling services, both for the patient and their family
  • Social services support
  • Respite care and meal services available
  • Flowers and pet therapy
  • Medical equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs and oxygen
  • Medications to help control pain and symptoms
  • 12 months of bereavement care for the family following the death of a loved one
  • Who pays for hospice?

    Presbyterian Medical Services works with Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration benefits, and private insurance companies, as applicable.

    Contributions help make hospice possible.

    Through the charitable support of individuals and businesses, we strive to serve patients who might otherwise be unable to receive hospice services. You can make a difference by donating today at https://10415.thankyou4caring.org/

    For more information or to find a service location near you, please call 1-800-477-7633.