Hospice Care

When dealing with a terminal illness most people want the power to decide where they die, how their symptoms are managed and who they are surrounded by. Heartlinks is dedicated to making this happen. Heartlinks supports patients, their families and friends holistically by focusing on what’s most important to them: spending time together, sharing memories, saying goodbye, finding peace and caring for one another.

Make the most of your final months. Months, not weeks.


What is Hospice Care?

The goal of hospice is to manage pain and other symptoms of a life-limiting illness, enabling individuals to spend their last months in dignity. Most individuals on hospice care have a life expectancy of six months or less but can continue service if they still qualify after six months. Some people graduate from hospice after their health improves due to the compassionate care they receive from Heartlinks.

Those who do not improve in health, improve in quality of life.

Hospice care can help those with serious illnesses, such as:

  • Cancer

  • Heart Disease

  • Lung Disease/COPD

  • Kidney Disease

  • Liver Disease

  • Stroke

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • ALS

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Neurological Diseases


  • ...and other serious illnesses


Losing our Dad was the hardest thing my sisters and I have ever gone through. He wanted to be home surrounded with his loved ones. Thank you, Heartlinks Hospice staff for helping us make that happen. Our family will never forget your kindness.

Elia Vargas

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Compassionate Care Wherever You Call Home

100% of our Hospice Care is provided in the patient’s home, whether “home” for them is their current residence, where they grew up, a nursing home, an assisted living facility, an adult family home or other place they call home.

Every hospice patient receives:

  • The ability to remain in place wherever you call home.

  • The ability to leave your home, if you are able, to enjoy life, spend time with loved ones and experience nature.

  • Clinical support and visits, 24/7.

  • The Medical Director is available to hospice staff 24/7 for urgent medical changes or orders.

  • A home health aide for bathing assistance.

  • A social worker who will help you navigate the hospice process and access community resources for you and your family.

  • A spiritual counselor who will help support your whole person and your family members (if requested).

  • A volunteer for companionship (if requested).

  • Access to symptom management medications as your condition changes.

  • Volunteer services

  • Massage therapy

  • Pet therapy

  • Durable medical equipment as needed for your diagnosis and care.

  • Disposable medical and incontinence supplies.

  • Wound care and wound-care supplies.

  • Guidance for symptom management and close monitoring as your health condition changes.

  • Respite care at a local skilled nursing facility for up to five days at a time, giving your caregivers rest.

  • A grief counselor for you and/or your family members leading up to and after a loved one’s passing.

Get Answers to Your Questions About Hospice Care

Whether you're seeking information about our care team, our approach to care, or how to access hospice services, we're here to provide clarity and support.

View the Heartlinks Death with Dignity Policy here

Get Information About Hospice Care

A referral to any of our programs can be made by anyone, including family members, friends, or healthcare professionals. To make a hospice care referral, or to receive more information, please call (509) 837-1676 or fill out the form below, and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible.

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