Help When You Need It Most
We provide high-quality, compassionate care—in our house or yours.
Helping Patients and Their Loved Ones
Hospice care is a service to help terminally ill patients live more fully and comfortably during the last phase of life. Accepting hospice services does not mean that a person has given up or has quit trying. For many patients, care delivered by a trained hospice team may help their condition improve or stabilize. In most cases, hospice care enables patients and their families a more comfortable experience and improved quality of life. However, with so many options for hospice available, how do you choose the best one for yourself or a loved one? As a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, we encourage you to identify factors that are important to you and your family when selecting a hospice. Visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for a list of questions to consider.
GHS Hospice of the Foothills has been serving the Mountain Lakes region since 1989. Our program is dedicated to providing medical, nursing and spiritual care and emotional support to patients and their families.
Our goals are to …
- Help the patient live the highest quality of life as long as possible
- Support the family as the primary provider of care
- Keep loved one at home
- Care for patients in the homelike atmosphere of our hospice house, when appropriate
- Help patients and their families prepare for the loss
- Provide bereavement support after the loved one has died
- Provide bereavement and grief services to the community
GHS Hospice of the Foothills offers a variety of hospice and bereavement services to the residents of Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. Offering different levels of services to meet the needs of patients, loved ones and caregivers, our services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Care is provided wherever the patient lives—at home, an assisted living/long-term care facility or at a hospice facility, such as Cottingham House.
For terminally ill patients who cannot receive the hospice care they need in their own home, Cottingham House provides a peaceful care alternative. We provide care, love and support for both the patient and their family.
The death of a loved one is difficult and personal. No one can prepare you for the feelings you will experience. Grief resulting from loss affects you physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, socially and economically.
Even though physicians understand and believe in the benefits of hospice care, many hesitate to mention hospice care because they feel that the patient is not ready to discuss it. They’re often are relieved when patients initiate the discussion.
Giving Back to Hospice
Because of the generosity of our community, we have built and maintained our Cottingham House inpatient hospice facility. Donations help enhance quality of life for patients through new technology, training, and much more.