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Caring Hands Hospice
2000 Harrison St., Suite E.
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 698-0505
(800) 822-8232
Caring Hands Hospice
1045 West Main, Suite C
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

About Hospice

What is Hospice?

When faced with a life-limiting illness, patients and their families need to understand hospice and the steps necessary to access this quality end-of-life-option.


The hospice benefit is intended primarily for any individual with a terminal illness whose life expectancy is six months or less should the illness run its usual course.


Hospice, in the earliest days, was a concept rooted in the centuries-old idea of offering a place of shelter and rest, or “hospitality” to weary and sick travelers on a long journey. In 1967, Dame Cicely Saunders at St. Christopher’s Hospice in London first applied the term “hospice” to specialized care for dying patients.

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