We’re here to help you and your family find the answers, options, care and solutions we’ve helped so many others find.

Our hospice care improves the quality of life while embracing our patients’ decisions on how to live with illness on their own terms. As experts in managing pain and symptoms, we help regain days where life can be lived more fully and joy can be recaptured. We also help navigate any emotional and spiritual challenges that may be experienced in the wake of coping with a life-limiting illness.

How can we help? Call 800.838.9800.

Serving the entire state of Delaware, Southern Chester, and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania.

One of the best things about our care is that it is individualized—tailored to each person’s needs, goals and wishes. We’ll work together with your current doctor to create a plan of care focused on you and your family. Our hospice care is not just for the patient, we also support the family caregiver by providing hands-on practical support, community resources and relevant education.

Since hospice care is centered on what matters most, we help patients remain in the comfort of their home whenever possible. Our care is not focused on a place and is available wherever you and your loved ones wish, at home, in an assisted living or even a nursing home. If it’s not possible for hospice patients to continue their hospice care at home, we also offer short-term care in our facility, The Delaware Hospice Center.

We’ll work with your family to coordinate all of the resources you need to best care for your loved one including medicines, equipment and supplies. We’ll also bring you peace of mind by knowing we’re only a phone call away 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No more long nights of waiting until the morning to call your healthcare provider.

“My daughter and I were very pleased with the expertise, friendliness, and comforting care your personnel displayed when assisting us during my wife's illness.”
— Wayne B., Delmar, DE
Hospice services provided by Delaware Hospice are funded through Medicare and Medicaid, private insurance, community donations, and private gifts.
Support for Veterans

Any veteran with a life-limiting illness is eligible for hospice care. Delaware Hospice is dedicated to ensuring veterans with a serious illness have access to high quality hospice care when they need it. Thanks to generous community support and grants, unique initiatives are available to support veterans.

Helping Hearts for Cardiac Patients

The demands of caregiving for cardiac patients can be stressful and very time consuming. Our Helping Hearts program assists the patient and caregiver in preventing and managing the symptoms of heart disease at home. The Delaware Hospice team supports the physician to relieve the shortness of breath, sleeplessness, anxiety, pain, and depression that commonly develop with heart disease.

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An entire team of highly qualified and caring individuals are dedicated to your needs:

  • Delaware Hospice Medical Director: Consults with your primary physician, oversees the care plan and may also serve as the attending physician if necessary.
  • Registered Nurses: Manages your loved one’s care plan, let’s you know what to expect and provides answers to your questions.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant: Provides personal care to your loved one and keeps you informed and advised.
  • Social Worker: Provides emotional care, and supports the needs of the whole family.
  • Chaplain: Offers spiritual direction and prayer.
  • Adult and Child Bereavement Counselor: Provides grief support.
  • Volunteers: Offer companionship and encouragement.
Delaware Hospice partners with a range of facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, to create an environment where patients can live each day with as much peace, comfort and dignity as possible.

Our team also offers spiritual and emotional support to individuals and their families through a variety of family support services. Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page.

How can we help? Call 800.838.9800.

Serving the entire state of Delaware, Southern Chester, and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania.