Since 1982, Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice has been a leader in the home health and hospice industry. With 5 offices centrally located in East Tennessee, we make a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis in order to insure that every patient receives the best of care.
Tammy Francis, RN, CDE owns the agency that serves 13 counties and Dr. Kenneth Hill is the Hospice Medical Director. Dr. Hill is board certified in Family Practice and has been awarded the coveted (CAQ) in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has specialized in geriatrics and end-of-life care for over 21 years. Dr. Hill has a passion for hospice care and has expertise in treating patients with life-threatening illnesses. Rest assured that his expertise is a valuable resource to the patient, family, and also our professional hospice staff in improving the quality of care.
Is Our Hospice The Answer?
Have you or your loved one... •Been hospitalized or to the emergency room several times in the past six months? •Been making more frequent phone calls to your doctor? •Started needing help from others with bathing, dressing, walking, eating, •Started spending most of the day in a chair or bed? •Experienced weight loss so that clothes are noticeably looser? •Been told by your doctor that life expectancy is limited?
We all know that when you are recovering from an illness, there really is no place you would rather be than home. Simply put, home healthcare is care delivered by our team of professionals in your home or place of residence. Simply being in comfortable, familiar surroundings has proven to promote faster healing and recovery.
When a family member, loved one, or friend is struggling with a disability, dealing with a chronic or terminal illness, or recovering from a recent hospital stay, our team of professionals has the answer.
Technological advances have allowed home-delivered health care to grow far beyond basic professional nursing and home care aid services. Our staff of professionals can now deliver state-of-the-art medical care to patients right where they live, and today's patients can receive everything from chemotherapy to basic assistance with the activities of daily living.
Caring for the sick, elderly, and dying in their homes truly is a privilege for us. You become a part of our family here at Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice.
That's why we understand that you need answers to many frequently asked questions, like:
•What services are offered and for how long? •Have you not been making more frequent phone calls to your doctor? •Who pays for home care and hospice services? •Do you provide care for life-limiting illnesses?