NEK Multi-County Hospice is a not-for-profit, Medicare-Medicaid certified agency serving Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson and Nemaha counties. NEK Hospice offers on-call services 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Our mission is to provide outstanding, multi-disciplinary COMFORT CARE, focusing on the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of our patients and their loved ones during the end of life process.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a service provided for individuals that have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. It is care provided in the home or nursing facility, designed specifically to manage end of life symptoms such as pain control and discomfort. Hospice also specializes in assisting with the emotional, spiritual, and social impact of the illness on the patient and the patient's loved ones.
Manage pain and control symptoms
Provide personal care to ensure comfort
Provide needed medications, medial supplies and equipment
Assist patient and loved ones with the emotional, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying
Encourage and educate family/care givers on how to provide care for the patient
Make short term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home or the caregiver needs respite time
Provide bereavement counseling to family and friends
For More Information, Please Contact Danielle at 785-742-1966
NEK Hospice Philosophy
NEK Multi-County Hospice provides professional, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. NEK Hospice focuses on caring- not curing- and providing a comfortable home environment for your loved ones that is respectful and promotes care while maintaining dignity.
Physician Medical Director
Patient's Primary Care Physician
Medical Social Worker
Certified Home Health Aides
Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteers
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Support
A physician's referral stating the patient's terminal diagnosis is needed for admission to Hospice. This can be obtained by the patient, patient's family and/or durable power of attorney, or a NEK Hospice nurse can assist by consulting the physician on the patient's behalf. NEK Hospice will provide consultations for patients at any time. A Hospice nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide assistance. NEK accepts private insurance, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.
Providing Public Health, Home Health and Hospice services to Atchison, Brown and Jackson counties for over 35 years.
A not-for-profit corporation.