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Our Purpose
The Hospice of Baton Rouge affirms life and views death as a natural process. Hospice exists to support and care for persons in the last stages of an incurable illness, helping them live as fully and comfortably as possible and enabling them to have a peaceful death with resolution of loss. Hospice will neither hasten nor postpone death but will help the patient and family reach a degree of preparation for death that is satisfactory to them by offering appropriate care and support to fulfill individual and family needs.

Our Mission
To provide end-of-life care and support in a home or homelike setting to patients and their loved ones.

Our Vision
To ensure that no one will ever die alone, in pain or discomfort.

Our History
The Hospice Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge dba The Hospice of Baton Rouge has been meeting the end-of-life care needs of the Greater Baton Rouge Metropolitan area since 1984. We are the only non-profit, United Way, Medicare & Medicaid certified hospice provider in this area. We provide care to anyone regardless of the financial resources.

The Hospice of Baton Rouge provides care and services in the following parishes: East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Ascension, Iberville, Livingston and portions of Pointe Coupee.

Hospice or palliative care is comfort care. Our goal is to address the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of individuals who are in the final stages of life. Services are provided by The Hospice of Baton Rouge in the patient’s home, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and group homes. Our interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals and trained volunteers provides hospice care.