Circle of Life Hospice

Locations: 901 Jones Rd, Springdale
Phone: 479-750-6632
Website: http://www.nwacircleoflife.org

About:  Hospice is a special kind of care designed for someone with a life-limiting terminal illness.  The focus of hospice care is to provide pain and symptom management and emotional and spiritual support so that each patient can maintain their dignity and spend their days in comfort.  Hospice provides sensitive support for the patient’s family as well.  An important part of hospice is that patients and families decide what care is right for them.
The goal of Circle of Life is to maximize support so patients can live as fully as possible, for whatever time remains.  When diligent attention is given to symptoms, even the small aggravating ones, a patient can expect to feel good enough to enjoy some part of every day.
Circle of Life Hospice serves any person and family who lives in Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties and is within a 50-mile radius of 901 Jones Road who is no longer undergoing curative treatment, has a limited life expectancy, has an identified caregiver willing to work with the hospice team, and has a physician who has agreed to hospice care.  Hospice is a choice, not a requirement.  The patient may choose to withdraw from the hospice plan of care at any time to seek other medical treatments that my become available.
We provide care to those who meet admission criteria regardless of their ability to pay.  Hospice is a free benefit under Medicare Part A and Medicaid.  Some private insurance plans also cover hospice care.  Your Hospice Social Worker can help you in determining a pay source or if you qualify for our patient assistance program, which is available through the generous support of donations and grants from the community.

Services:  Hospice is a choice.  It is a choice to live each day to the fullest with dignity, respect, and comfort.  At Circle of Life Hospice, we walk beside you and your family through your final journey.  We offer pain and symptom management, as well as emotional and spiritual support and end-of-life education.
Hospice care is a special kind of care for those facing a life-limiting, terminal illness.  Hospice care focuses on quality of life, comfort and dignity for the patient and family.  Hospice offers high-quality care for patients dealing with any terminal illness.  We care for people of all ages and walks of life.  If you or your family are facing end-of-life issues, Circle of Life is here for you.

Circle of Life provides:
 - Medical management by specialized physicians and nurse practitioners
 - Regular home visits by skilled hospice RN’s and social workers
 - Home health aides who visit and provide personal care
 - Nurses on-call for assistance and in-home visits for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
 - Specialized consultation, treatment and medications related to comfort and the life-limiting illness
 - Medical equipment and supplies
 - Hospice inpatient care for symptom management and respite
 - Availability of chaplains who specialize in end-of-life care
 - Volunteer support
 - Bereavement and grief support

Volunteer Opportunities:  If you are looking for a meaningful way to give of your time and yourself, consider becoming a hospice volunteer.  Our volunteers are a critical part of our care team, serving our patients and families in both direct care and supporting roles.

Direct Patient/Family Care Opportunities:
 - Visiting with patients to provide companionship
 - Providing respite and support services for the caregiver
 - Providing grief and bereavement support for adults and children
 - Helping with follow-up calls to check on families who have recently lost a loved one

Administrative & Support Opportunities:
 - Staffing the Reception Desk
 - Helping with office & clerical projects
 - Assisting with Special Events

These are just a few examples of the opportunities that exist to help out in the Willard and Pat Walker Family Center, or out in our local community.  Join our dynamic and caring volunteer staff and make lasting friendships with other Circle of life volunteers, staff, patients, and families.
For more information about how you can make a difference, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Cat Swenson, at 479-750-6632.
Please note: TB Skin Tests and criminal background checks are required for all volunteer jobs at Circle of Life Hospice.