Hospice of the Bluegrass has grown over the past 30 years into the largest provider of end-of-life care to residents of the Commonwealth. Expansion into Northern Kentucky in 1995 and over the years into now a total of 32 counties brings their "team" care approach and experience as a national leader in hospice and palliative care to more than 1,000 patients and families on a daily basis.

"It's the patient's and family's wishes that direct our individualized plan of care," says Carla Foster, director. "We are there to support that family during this difficult time. We feel information is a powerful resource in times of uncertainty... and we provide families with the information they need to make difficult decisions from an informed perspective based on our years of experience and education."

Hospice is their only focus, providing services to all ages from pediatrics to seniors under the expertise of full-time staff Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care physicians. As a non-denominational caregiver, chaplains and extended staff are educated in all traditions and beliefs for the comfort of all.

"And because we know that a patient's death does not mark the end of this process for the rest of the family we offer professional bereavement counselors... to assist with the aftermath of loss and the grieving process."

Hospice of the Bluegrass — Northern Kentucky, www.hospicebg.org, (859) 441-6332, (800) 200-5408