Patient And Family Programs

From practical care to grief counseling, our caring, compassionate interdisciplinary teams are here for you and your loved one — on call 24/7 — ready to support you in every way.

Music Therapy

Music therapy is powerful: a clinically proven way for hospice patients and families to cope with grief, loss, pain and anxiety.

Pet Peace of Mind

A patient’s bond with a pet is important: inspiring a smile on a bad day or a reason to get up. We keep patients and pets together.

Grief Therapy

We know you’re coping with heavy emotions. Our grief support and counseling programs ensure that you and your family don’t go through it alone.

Veterans Hospice Care

Our “We Honor Veterans” program empowers hospice professionals to recognize patients with military service history and any related trauma.

Camp Erin: Youth Grief Support

This free camping weekend offers a safe space for kids to explore grief; learn coping skills; and make friends with peers also grieving lost loved ones.

Wishes Granted

We offer inspiring ways for patients to experience a last wish with loved ones, all made possible by the generosity of our donors.

More Support — When You Need It Most

Catholic Hospice puts you in control of your quality of life, with compassion, dignity and respect. We also support your family with many bereavement and counseling service options.

More quality time

Our specialized team spends more hours a day with our patients and their loved ones than any other hospice provider in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

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Holistic and individualized

Your comfort is our priority — which is why we tailor all care to your preferences and needs. This includes full coordination, medical supervision, pain management, emotional and spiritual support, plus family support, therapeutic approaches to individualized care and much more.

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Your home or ours

We can deliver care in your home, at your assisted living or long term care residence or in one of our three CHS Inpatient Care Centers. Regardless of location, we’ll ensure you and your loved one shares time together in peace, comfort and dignity. Get more details on hospice admission criteria for both our Inpatient Care Centers and in-home continuous care.

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Your Gift Touches Many Lives

As a non-profit, we rely on donors to fund programs like Wishes Granted and others helping hospice patients. Big or small: your donation matters!

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Take A Virtual Tour: Hospice Inpatient Care Center

View our comfortable Hospice Inpatient Care Center facilities, including private rooms and family gathering spaces.

Inspire Others: Share Your Hospice Story

Our lives are a compilation of unique stories made up of experiences. Writing or reading the stories of a loved one’s life — special moments shared and remembered — unite us all in soulful ways. Your experiences may lift another family’s spirits, perhaps even give them the extra strength they need to navigate challenges of their own.

Share your patient and family stories.

We invite you to share your own experiences or perhaps what may have inspired you to donate your time, skills or financial resources to our mission. We’d love to hear more. Please connect with us at specialcare@catholichospice.org.

In-Home Care | Three In-Patient Care Centers

Our hospice team can travel to your home; assisted living or nursing home residence or care for you at any of our three welcoming Inpatient Care Centers: Holy Cross Health (Fort Lauderdale); St. Anne’s (Miami); or St. Catherine’s West (Hialeah Gardens).

Latest News / Upcoming Events

4th Annual Physician Dinner and Awards Ceremony

4th Annual Physician Dinner and Awards Ceremony on January 28, 2023, at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Catholic Hospice is excited to celebrate its 4th Annual Physician Dinner and Awards Ceremony on January 28, 2023, at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Each year, Catholic Hospice recognizes its physicians for their dedication, compassion, and commitment to our patients and families in South Florida. Through our leadership, clinical and non-clinical teams, and physicians, we are […]

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Next Camp Erin: March 17-19, 2023 at Camp Owaissa Bauer!

We’re excited to share that our next Camp Erin is on March 17-19, 2023 at Camp Owaissa Bauer in Homestead! Camp Erin is a FREE bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6 to 17 years old who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. It is a weekend overnight camp […]

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Volunteers Needed

Share your compassion and companionship

Your help means the world to those facing difficult times. Provide companion care, assist with pet care, shopping or other tasks. Families are grateful for any time you can spare.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Services Department at 305-351-7052 or VolunteerServices@catholichospice.org.

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Hospice FAQs

Hospice is specialized end-of-life care to improve your quality of life. Hospitals focus on treating acute injuries or illnesses. Hospice is specifically designed to provide comfort, pain management, family connection, spiritual support, and other services. Hospice is a special type of palliative care to ensure comfort and ease for those with a life-limiting illness.

An interdisciplinary team of professionals provide pain control, symptom management, psychological and spiritual support for the patient. Hospice volunteers also provide support to the patient and family. Hospice care can be delivered at home or in a comfortable inpatient care center, enabling families to remain together in peace, comfort, and dignity.

Anyone can refer a patient to Catholic Hospice. To be admitted, a patient must:

  • Have an incurable disease with a life expectancy of six months or less, as certified by a physician. Catholic Hospice serves patients with all diagnoses, including: AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Cardiac Disease, Congenital Disorders, Gastro-Intestinal Disease, Hematologic Disorders, Neurological Disorders and Renal Disease.
  • Focus on treatment aimed at comfort rather than cure.
  • Live in Broward, Miami-Dade/Monroe County at the time of service.

Hospice begins with a written authorization from your physician. Once we receive this authorization, an admissions representative will be available 24/7 to schedule a hospice evaluation when you or your physician requests.

  • We can meet with you at any time to explain care and services, so we can ensure the best resources for your preferences and needs.
  • We assign a dedicated care team with expertise matched to your condition and they all communicate/collaborate together, so your care is seamless.
  • Your care team includes physicians, nurses, home care aides, social workers, spiritual caregivers, counselors and volunteers.
  • We coordinate, deliver and set up everything you need – supplies/beds/medical equipment.

Reach our team now: we can share more about how hospice works; insurance coordination; referral help and much more, as well as answer any other questions you have.

Medicare-certified hospices provide nursing care, social services, physician services, counseling services (including spiritual and dietary), home care aides, bereavement services, physical, occupational and speech therapy services.

Short term, in-patient care (for respite, pain control and symptom management), continuous care in the home, and medical equipment and supplies (including drugs and biologicals) are also available. Additional services can be offered. Therefore, the range of hospice services may vary based on individualized patient needs.

  • Hospice care is a patient-centered program meeting the goals and expectations of patients and families.
  • Hospice treats the person, instead of the disease; focuses on the patient and family, instead of just the patient’s condition.
  • Hospice focuses on quality of life.
  • Hospice uses the combined knowledge and skills of an interdisciplinary team of professionals, including physicians, nurses, home care aides, social workers, spiritual caregivers, counselors, and volunteers.

Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance and managed care plans. Catholic Hospice raises funds for indigent patients who have no insurance or whose insurance does not cover all costs of care.

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