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SouthernCare Moultrie

412 1st Street SE

Moultrie, GA, 31768

(229) 217-0523

We are dedicated to enhancing the care of all in the community by education, and by example, serve as a symbolic reminder that life is to be lived until you die.

About Us

SouthernCare, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest hospice providers. SouthernCare was founded in 1995 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama. Today, SouthernCare, a privately owned company, has over 75 offices in 15 states and provides care to over 3000 patients each day.  SouthernCare offices are located in non-metropolitan areas which have a demonstrated need for hospice services. SouthernCare provides hospice services to patients who reside in private homes, group homes, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

Mission

The mission of SouthernCare is to assure that residents of its service locales have access to a program of care that enhances the quality of life for the terminally ill and their families. Care of the whole person is emphasized by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support to all medically appropriate persons, without discrimination.

Efforts are centered on meeting needs by offering highly individualized compassionate care in the person’s home or a home like setting. SouthernCare recognizes the value of dedicated staff and volunteers and affirms each as individuals, as well as members of the care team.

SouthernCare is dedicated to enhancing the care of all in the community by education, and by example, serve as a symbolic reminder that life is to be lived until you die.

Services

Hospice care is tailored to meet the special needs of each patient. Among the services hospice provides:

  • 24 hour support by phone or personal visit
  • Physician Care – Medical Management
  • Direct Nursing Care
  • Home Care Aides for bathing and other personal services
  • Homemaker Services
  • Social Services
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Volunteer Services
  • Symptom Management (pain & other symptoms)
  • Medications related to the Hospice Diagnosis
  • Medical Equipment (wheelchairs, hospital beds, oxygen, etc)
  • Medical Supplies (incontinent supplies, nutritional supplements)
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Respite Care
  • Bereavement Support following the patient’s death

Hospice Care At a Glance

SouthernCare has focused on providing care for patients with non-cancer diagnoses. Listed below are common diagnoses of patients receiving hospice care:

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Alzheimers
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA – Stroke)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • End Stage Dementia
  • End Stage Degenerative Neurological Diseases (Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, etc.)
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • General Debility/Failure to Thrive
  • Liver Disease
  • HIV/AIDs
  • Renal Failure

In fact, most elderly hospice patients demonstrate more than one chronic debilitating condition. SouthernCare’s skilled Admission Coordinators work with the patient’s physician to evaluate if your loved one qualifies for hospice services.

Admission Criteria

  • Patient is certified by their physician as having a life limiting medical condition with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course.
  • Consent of the patient and family
  • Agreement that treatment goals will shift from aggressive, curative care to supportive palliative care
  • Patient’s care regimen will focus on comfort, pain management and symptom control