At Smoky Mountain Hospice, we recognize that the final stages of life deserve the same respect, beauty, and care as its beginning. We are deeply committed to supporting both the emotional and physical aspects during this sensitive time. Our mission is to provide you and your loved ones with comprehensive, compassionate, and dignified care. Working in tandem with your doctor, we create a personalized care plan that caters to your unique needs. Our holistic approach includes medical care, emotional support, and spiritual guidance. Let’s introduce you to the expanded roles of your care team members:

home health and hospice care

Hospice Nurse

Our hospice nurses are the cornerstone of our care, providing:

  • Diligent management of pain and monitoring of symptoms to ensure maximum comfort.
  • Emotional support and reassurance to both patients and their families.
  • Close collaboration with other care team members to deliver a seamless care experience.

Hospice Physician

Our hospice physicians, in close cooperation with your primary care doctor, offer:

  • Essential involvement in the creation and adjustment of your personalized care plan.
  • Regular evaluations to ensure all medical needs are met and treatments are effective.
  • Comprehensive medical oversight to maintain the highest quality of care.

Medical Social Worker

Our social workers help navigate the non-medical challenges, offering:

  • Emotional support and counseling to patients and families during this transition.
  • Assistance with important paperwork and logistical arrangements.
  • Connection to valuable community resources and support systems.
Preparing for end stage dementia

Chaplain / Spiritual Counselor

Our Chaplains, who also provide bereavement services, offer:

  • Spiritual guidance and support, tailored to individual beliefs and preferences.
  • Help in addressing deeper existential questions and spiritual needs.
  • Post-care grief support, helping families and loved ones through their journey of mourning.
Home Health Eligibility

Hospice Aide

Our hospice aides focus on the comfort and dignity of daily routines, providing:

  • Personal care and assistance with daily activities to maintain comfort.
  • Support in creating a peaceful and dignified environment for each day.
  • Compassionate presence, offering emotional support and understanding.

Therapists (PT, ST, OT)

Our dedicated therapists enhance patient care through:

  • Specialized physical, speech, and occupational therapy tailored to individual needs.
  • Focused efforts on improving mobility, communication, and daily function.
  • Collaborative work with the care team to integrate therapy into the overall care strategy.


Our trained volunteers, the heart of our community support, provide:

  • Companionship and a comforting presence for patients and families.
  • A sense of community, warmth, and emotional support in various capacities.
  • Engagement in activities and conversations to uplift spirits and provide relief.
Silver Alert Month

Evaluation Questionnaire: Is Hospice Care Right for You?

Considering if hospice care aligns with your or your loved one’s needs? Our thoughtful evaluation questionnaire assists in making that determination, offering insights and a way to receive personalized guidance.