Hospice of Acadiana provides quality end-of-life care and comprehensive support services to patients, and their families, when a patient has been given a prognosis of 6 months or less. Through individualized care plans, Hospice of Acadiana helps patients, along with their families, realize maximum quality of life. The care and support Hospice of Acadiana provides is holistic; treating the whole person—addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and financial needs of our patients and families.
In addition to medical care, Hospice of Acadiana has more than 200 volunteers who provide comfort, companionship and support to those facing a terminal illness. Services such as Pet Peace of Mind, We Honor Veterans, Casserole Brigade, Mona’s Munchies, and No One Dies Alone are all services provided by volunteers who become an extension of our staff. Hospice of Acadiana volunteers also arrange and deliver donated flowers, crochet prayers blankets, and sew hospital gowns for patients at home and in the nursing homes.
Hospice of Acadiana’s Center for Loss & Transition (CLT) provides transition, grief and bereavement services to patients and families, as well as the entire community, all at NO charge. Free services include individual counseling, weekly group therapy, workshops and in-services, grief yoga and Healing Through Art. The Center for Loss & Transition also hosts an annual 2-day, summer day camp, Camp Brave Hearts, for children ages 6-11 dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one. Camp provides them with a safe place to process difficult feelings of grief and learn appropriate coping skills that they can utilize on their grief journey.
As the ONLY non-profit hospice provider in Acadiana, Hospice of Acadiana is committed to providing any person medically eligible ALL of the care they need—for as long as they need it—regardless of their ability to pay. For more than 37 years, Hospice of Acadiana has provided end-of-life medical care, and much-needed support services to more than 26,000 patients and families.