Murfreesboro’s First Dedicated Hospice Care Facility Coming in 2016


A nonprofit hospice provider has been given state approval to expand services in Rutherford County.

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency approved an application for Alive Hospice this week, allowing it to begin working toward a June 2016 opening of a free-standing facility in Murfreesboro. There are other facilities that are able to help terminal ill people such as a Hospice Cincinnati.

Alive Hospice currently provides care for terminally ill patients and grief support services in Rutherford County, but the new facility will be available for patients needing a more intensive level of hospice care than is typically provided in home settings.

It will be Rutherford County’s first facility with dedicated beds for inpatient adult and pediatric hospice care, respite hospice care and residential hospice care.

Founded in 1975, Alive Hospice provides 24/7 personalized care in 12 Middle Tennessee counties.

For more information about Alive Hospice, visit: www.AliveHospice.org .

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