Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
Nurse on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Blue Gray Community Hospice (BGCH) is located at 815 South Main Street in Fitzgerald, GA 31750
229-424-7330 Office Phone
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a philosophy of care aimed at providing physical and emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice care maximizes quality of life when the quantity of life cannot be extended.
What is Blue-Gray Community Hospice?
Blue-Gray Community Hospice (BGCH) is a community-oriented organization designed to provide Hospice care to terminally ill patients and their caregivers in the familiar surroundings of their own home. Hospice strives to provide these services in cooperation with other community agencies and avoids duplication of services.
What Services Does Hospice Provide?
Hospice services are individualized to the particular needs of each patient and family, and include the following:
- Nursing visits for assessment, family education and emotional support
- Nursing care for on-call emergencies
- Family member relief and assistance by trained volunteers
- Coordination of care with patient’s physician
- Bereavement support for one year
- Referral to appropriate community agencies when needed.
Who Is Eligible For Hospice Care?
The following criteria have been established for admission to the BGCH program:
- An individual must be medically diagnosed with terminal prognosis or life shortening illness and a life expectancy of six months or less
- An individual must live in Ben Hill, Irwin or Wilcox counties
- An individual must be under the care of a licensed physician, who is willing to coordinate care with the Hospice staff and Dorminy Medical Center staff
- A family member or primary caregiver must be in the home to assist with care of the individual at all times
- Hospice will not discriminate on any basis including race, religion, age, national origin, or handicap, in the admissions assessment, treatment, employment, or provisions of services of benefits.
Blue Gray Community Hospice
PO Box 1447
Fitzgerald, Ga. 31750 (229)-424-7330