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Wellness Watch - Hospice

Nearly 1.4 million Americans with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospices each year. It’s important to know that hospice isn’t a place. Hospice is a broad spectrum of high-quality care provided by a team of compassionate professionals who help a patient focus on living, rather than dying.

Hospice Facts

  • Studies show hospice care helps extend life by controlling pain and illness symptoms
  • Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance
  • Hospice care is appropriate for people dealing with a wide range of conditions and illnesses
  • Most hospice care occurs in the patient’s home
  • Patients can change or update their care plan at any time
  • Hospice care supports the entire family

Phoebe Hospice has the only freestanding, inpatient hospice facility in southwest Georgia. Willson Hospice house is one of the most beautiful and serene hospice centers in Georgia. Learn more about Willson Hospice House and the services we offer at

Phoebe Hospice depends on the generosity of volunteers and donors to provide these vital services to patients in 11 southwest Georgia counties (Dougherty, Lee, Terrell, Crisp, Worth, Calhoun, Mitchell, Clay, Randolph, Baker and Quitman). Click on these links if you want to register as a volunteer or make a memorial gift.

Our dedicated and supportive team at Phoebe Sumter Hospice also offers in-home an inpatient care for those in need of hospice services in Sumter, Schley, Macon and northern Lee Counties.  Call them at 229-924-6011 or click on the following link to make a memorial gift through the Phoebe Sumter Foundation.