Hospice

Baptist Trinity Hospice

Baptist Trinity Hospice believes human life is to be honored. We recognize there may come a time when you and your family must make difficult health care decisions. By choosing hospice care, you have made the courageous decision to no longer seek curative care for your illness. Hospice will offer you an alternative to curative care by aggressively treating pain and symptoms associated with terminal illness. It is our obligation to ensure the highest quality of life possible for you and your loved ones. The interdisciplinary team is guided by a patient's attending physician and our medical director to ensure a palliative care regimen and plan of care. The team includes a medical director, registered nurse, social worker, certified nursing assistant, bereavement counselor, chaplain and volunteer coordinator. Our goal is to maintain a supportive care environment for terminally ill patients in their homes—where they can spend their last days surrounded by family and friends. An active volunteer program exists at Baptist Trinity Hospice. Volunteers greatly enhance the terminal care environment by providing companionship, running errands, writing letters and doing a variety of things, including making calls offering support, just to name a few. Additionally, during a patient's active terminal care, our team members are trained to anticipate grief needs. Bereavement care and grief support continue after the patient's death for a minimum of one year for family and friends.

Baptist Trinity Hospice provides care to patients, and their families/caregivers, who are in the final stages of a serious illness. Services include a home hospice program, a five-bed inpatient hospice unit located at Baptist Memphis, Baptist Trinity Hospice House and the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief.

To meet the need in our community, the Baptist Trinity Hospice House opened in December 2010. The first residential hospice in Memphis and the Mid-South, the Hospice House offers a beautiful and tranquil setting on the campus of Baptist Collierville. The house includes a chapel, family den, Internet café and 24 private patient rooms overlooking beautiful gardens. The Center for Good Grief, located next to the Hospice House, employs social workers specifically trained in grief counseling. The grief center provides free bereavement services to the community for children, teens and adults.

Hospice Team

An interdisciplinary team of physicians, a nurse practitioner, nurses, certified nursing assistants, medical social workers, chaplains, trained hospice volunteers and trained grief counselors serves Baptist Trinity Hospice patients. Patient services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

On-site/Off-site Coverage

Baptist Trinity Hospice staff delivers care to patients and families in the home, the Hospice House residence, nursing homes and an inpatient hospice setting. Grief and bereavement counseling is delivered in these same settings and at the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief.

Hospice House Services

  • Aggressive pain and symptom management
  • Emotional and spiritual support for patient and family/caregivers
  • Grief counseling and bereavement support
  • Community support, including a memorial service for hospice families, adult grief support groups, a parent grief support group, five Kaleidoscope workshops (these focus on different grief topics), three camp programs, and individual grief support to children, teens and adults
  • Educational offerings for advance care planning, grief and bereavement, and palliative care