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When is it Time for Hospice?

No one looks forward to discussing end-of-life care for a loved one, which is why many families avoid the topic. If you are wondering when to call hospice, it’s likely that your loved one is already eligible for this extra, specialized level of care and support. If they are not currently eligible for hospice care, investigating when to call hospice before an emergency arises will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the various options available and figure out what works best for your family.

How to Get Started

We are proud to say that we are locally owned and operated, providing Central Ohio with the highest quality hospice care. Because of this, we are quick to respond and help you make decisions regarding your family’s care. Our staff is available anytime to help with any questions or concerns you have.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Significant change in food/fluid intake, significant weight loss


  • Increased fatigue and weakness, increased sleeping.


  • Needing more assistance with daily activities.


  • Multiple falls or infections in the past 6 months


  • Multiple Hospitalizations or ER visits in the past 6 months.

Medicare and Medicaid Benefits cover hospice at 100%. Most private insurances also cover with copays and deductibles.

Hospice is provided in homes, apartments, assisted living, nursing homes, and hospitals.

Medicare regulations state a patient must have a terminal diagnosis with a prognosis of 6 months or less if the disease runs its normal course. However, a patient can remain on service longer if the hospice team finds the patient’s disease progression continues to meet criteria during periodic recertifications.

  • Visits from the hospice interdisciplinary team.
    • Nurse
    • Nurse’s Aide
    • Social Worker
    • Chaplain
  • Medications related to the patient’s terminal diagnosis or comfort.
  • Durable Medical Equipment (hospital bed, oxygen concentrator, wheelchairs, etc.) and supplies, including incontinence supplies. 

No, but we can help you figure out your best solution for this common issue. Room and board can be paid privately or it can be covered my Medicaid or long term insurance.

What our Patients
Say about Us

Suzanne F.Family Member
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Thank you so much for you loving care towards me and especially my husband, Fritz, as he was leaving this world. I can't say enough about what a greate team y ou have. Everyone was so kind and helpful. You all are gods very best! Blessing to all who came out to help and other who were so supportive. All my love to Adam, Steven, Brad, Lisa, Hannah, Peggy, Kelly, Beth, and Missy. If I left anyone out thank you as well.
David H.Family Member
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If I could give Tranquility Hospice 20 stars, I would!

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(740) 990-1023

1949 State Route 37 W, Suite C Delaware, OH 43015