Hospice

Hospice of Light, a hospice service offered by Singing River, has provided terminally ill patients and their families excellent physical care and support for over 25 years.

Expert End of Life Care

Hospice of Light’s mission is to provide dignified, expert end-of-life care and guidance to our patients and families. We are able to accomplish hospice outside of a hospital setting by providing additional support and clinical care. We provide in-home, GIP (inpatient), and respite.

The Coast’s Only Joint Commission Accredited Hospice Program

Hospice of Light has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Hospice of Light Services

Hospice of Light comes into a patient’s home and helps provide both physical and spiritual relief to promote the highest quality of life possible.

Special Populations

Hospice of Light treats patients of all ages. We are the only local hospice program to provide pediatric hospice services.

We are also specially trained to provide care for Veterans.

Symptom Relief

Hospice of Light effectively treats and manages your loved one’s pain and physical symptoms like nausea/vomiting.

We have a direct line to your loved one’s physician. That way, the patient does not have to leave the home to see the doctor, and we are able to handle all symptoms in the home.

If symptoms can no longer be managed at home, your loved one may be eligible for inpatient admission to Ocean Springs Hospital, Pascagoula Hospital, Singing River Gulfport, or George Regional Hospital.

Emergencies

If you have an emergency, our hospice nurses are available to help 24/7.

Medications and Equipment

We will provide durable medical equipment as ordered by the physician. Patients will also receive medications from the Pharmacy based on their admission diagnosis.

Bereavement Counseling

We acknowledge the difficulties associated with facing the loss of a loved one. Family members are offered up to 13 months bereavement services. Additionally, our Bereavement Support Groups are always free and open to the public. This applies to anyone having experienced the loss of a loved one, whether they were receiving hospice services or not.

Your Hospice Care Team

The Hospice of Light team is a group of professionals and trained volunteers. They coordinate their services in order to provide comprehensive care to hospice patients and their families. They address caring for the whole person through a multi-disciplinary approach of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual concerns.

The team includes:

  • Our Medical Director
  • Attending physician
  • Registered nurses and nurse aides trained to meet the specific needs of the hospice community
  • Social workers
  • Chaplain
  • Bereavement coordinator
  • Volunteers

Financial Coverage

The Hospice Medicare Benefit provides financial coverage for those patients who are eligible. Hospice is also covered by Medicaid and many private insurance companies.

Eligibility

Hospice of Light offers services to patients who have a terminal illness with a limited life expectancy, as diagnosed by the patient’s physician. 

In order to be eligible for Hospice of Light services, patients must reside within the following Mississippi counties:

  • George County
  • Greene County
  • Harrison County
  • Jackson County
  • Perry County
  • Stone County