Hospice Field Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Patients

In choosing hospice, patients, families and their physicians recognize that curative treatment is no longer efficacious and their focus shifts from "cure giving" to care giving. With hospice's services and the physician's plan of care, patients and families can feel a sense of relief as professionals walk with them through the last phase of life. With St. Anthony's Hospice, you can expect to:

  • receive excellent care from our nurses and certified nurse assistants
  • have expert case management (social services) available
  • receive spiritual care from our chaplains
  • benefit from the caring assistance of our trained volunteers
  • have hospice staff respond to patient needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • know that St. Anthony's Hospice personnel are experts in managing pain and other symptoms
  • know that we accept all patients with terminal illnesses within our service area
  • know that Medicare/Medicaid patients will receive medications, medical equipment and supplies relative to the terminal illness, at no cost
  • be aware that no patient has ever been refused services due to their inability to pay
  • know that family bereavement support is provided by our trained bereavement coordinators and will continue for 13 months after the death

If you have any questions or would like more information on St. Anthony's Hospice and/or the de Greeff Hospice House, please contact us at 314-525-7360 or 314-525-4606.

Helpful Information:

Helping yourself live when you are dying - pdf logo
Thinking about your emotional needs - pdf logo
A dying person's guide to dying - pdf logo