Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center


101 Dennis Sandlin MD Cove
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 487-2800

Hospice Care Center Opens

Hospice of the Bluegrass-Mountain Community opened its new facility May 3, 2011. The Center will officially be called the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in honor of the Wells who made the lead gift ot the building's capital campaign.

"Noreen and I are very grateful to be a part of this incredible gift that Hospice of the Bluegrass has presented to the people of Hazard as well as the whole region," said Greg Wells, Chairman of 1st Trust Bank in Hazard.

"We had many champions on this project, but Greg and Noreen Wells in particular have made a great impact," said Gretchen Brown, Hospice of the Bluegrass president/CEO. "Greg's vision and leadership are in part why we are here today."

Hospice Inpatient Care

Not everyone can die comfortably at home. There are times when a patient's symptoms cannot be controlled in the home, or the family is unable to provide the care needed for a loved one in the home. The Hospice Care Center may be an option suggested by the patient's physician or hospice home care team.

The Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center is a beautiful 12 bed freestanding facility. We offer family and friends expanded visitation hours and encourage them to remain involved the patient's care. Pets are welcome as they are sometimes considered family too. Comfort is a priority for patients and their loved ones.

Care is individualized

Dedicated staff and volunteers, educated in the hospice philosophy, provide a variety of services to assure the comfort of patients and families. Hospice professionals carry out an individualized plan of care developed by the hospice team with the patient and family.

The hospice interdisciplinary team may consist of:

  • physician
  • nurse
  • certified nursing assistant
  • social worker
  • bereavement counselor
  • chaplain
  • trained volunteers

Patient stays are usually brief. Uncontrolled symptoms are managed and patients are discharged back to their home or other setting such as a long term care facility or nursing home.

Sometimes care is provided in the care center through the dying process. Our goal is for your loved one to have the best quality of life possible in their last days; to be comfortable and surrounded by family.

Admission to the Hospice Care Center

Admission is considered when:

    • there are serious symptoms that cannot be controlled in the home
  • death is approaching and care in the home is not possible
  • family members need respite from daily, intensive care of their loved one

The Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center may be recommended by the patient's physician, the hospice home care team, or the hospital. For more information call 606-487-2800 or 8-560-1101.



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