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Hospital-based end-of-life care

From volunteers providing the first hospital-based hospice service in Kentucky in 1981, to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House opening in 2016, Murray-Calloway County Hospital has always made quality Hospice care a priority.

How to Qualify

In order to qualify for Hospice services, the patient/patient’s physician must:

  • Be diagnosed with a terminal illness
  • Agree to comfort treatment instead of curative measures
  • Certify that patient might have 6 months or less to live


We care about patients, not profits.

Hospice is not-for-profit and there is typically no charge to patients and families for these services. Services provided include:

  • Medications, equipment, medical supplies, oxygen or any other supplies needed to provide comfort or alleviate symptoms
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Education for patients, families and caregivers about the terminal illness and caring for a loved one at home
  • 24-hr access to hospice nurses
  • Grief support with trained grief counselors
  • Volunteer support to run errands, act as companion for the patient, read to the patient, play games with the patient and countless other tasks too numerous and varied to list
  • Minor homemaking services
  • Help with bathing, dressing, changing linen on bed and other ADL assistance
  • Community resources from a trained medical social worker
  • Physician’s care for symptoms that are causing distress, requiring a medication change. The Hospice Medical Director is available 24-hours. Hospice staff also work with the patient’s attending MD when available
  • Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies are also available
  • Patients in the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House benefit from these additional services:
  • Hospice trained nurse and aide on duty to 24-hours per day
  • Volunteers to greet visitors when they arrive, prepare for families, provide tours, retrieve library books for families or patients, run errands for families while they are at the house, minor laundry, and other tasks too numerous and varied to list
  • Daily visits from the Hospice Medical Director. The patient’s personal attending MD may visit as well
  • Help for symptoms too difficult to control in another setting
  • Private covered patio with ability for patient’s bed to be moved outdoors
  • Library services
  • Space for family members to gather for meals or time together
  • Enclosed playroom for small children
  • Outdoor gardens and walkways
  • Depending on the level of care, patients may be responsible for daily room and board if at the routine level of care. If at the Hospice House for Respite, there will be a minimal co-pay.  At the general inpatient level of care, there is no charge to the patient.
  • Any of the Hospice services listed above are available to all patients / families as needed and these services may be revoked at any time if the patient / families choose to return to curative measures


The Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House

Opened in 2016, The Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House offers a state-of-the-art facility for patients and families. With six patient rooms, each equipped with extra beds, garden-view patios, and private bathrooms, our facilities make sure comfort and care walk hand-in-hand.

An investment in community health

Help us to help our region with first-rate, affordable healthcare for everyone.