Empath Hospice is a member of Empath Health, a nonprofit integrated network of care supporting those living with chronic or advanced illness and one of the largest homecare and hospice providers in the country. Empath Hospice came from an organization with nearly 130 years of hospice and palliative care and grief care experience and serves Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties in Central Florida.
Although hospice is often misunderstood as care just for cancer patients, Empath Hospice cares for patients with a broad range of diagnoses, including heart and lung disease, AIDS, renal failure, ALS and end-stage Alzheimer’s. Creating a quality, dignified end-of-life experience is Empath’s goal. In doing so, we pay tribute to the principles that distinguish hospice from other types of healthcare providers:
- Holistic care
- A team of professionals serving every family
- An in-home centered philosophy
- A patient and family focus