Agape Care

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    Hospice Facilities

    Hospice services are available to patients who no longer benefit from, or choose to forgo, curative treatment. The typical hospice patient has a life expectancy of six months or less, if the illness follows its expected course. Most patients receive care at home or in a long-term care setting such as a nursing home or assisted living community. Services are provided by a team of trained professionals who provide medical care and support services, not only to the patient but also to the patient’s family and caregivers as well.

    Hospice patients may require differing intensities of care during the course of their disease. The Hospice Benefit affords patients four levels of care to meet their clinical needs: 

    • Routine home care
    • General inpatient care
    • Continuous care
    • Respite care

    The hospice care team establishes and monitors a plan of care that incorporates reasonable and necessary medical and support services for the management of the life-limiting illness. Part of this plan is to avoid unnecessary hospital stays and emergency room visits.

    Studies regarding hospice care have demonstrated significant benefits to both the patient and their family when an early referral to hospice is made. Pain and accompanying symptoms are better managed, which leads to significant improvement of life and, often, longer length of life.

    Our hospice care plans are designed to:

    • Alleviate pain and discomfort

    • Provide for medical needs and equipment

    • Offer spiritual assistance and advice

    • Facilitate communication

    • Support the patient and their family in understanding their options for care

    Counties Served
    • Statewide
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    Hospice at Home

    Hospice services are available to patients who no longer benefit from, or choose to forgo, curative treatment. The typical hospice patient has a life expectancy of six months or less, if the illness follows its expected course. Most patients receive care at home or in a long-term care setting such as a nursing home or assisted living community. Services are provided by a team of trained professionals who provide medical care and support services, not only to the patient but also to the patient’s family and caregivers as well.

    Hospice patients may require differing intensities of care during the course of their disease. The Hospice Benefit affords patients four levels of care to meet their clinical needs: 

    • Routine home care
    • General inpatient care
    • Continuous care
    • Respite care

    The hospice care team establishes and monitors a plan of care that incorporates reasonable and necessary medical and support services for the management of the life-limiting illness. Part of this plan is to avoid unnecessary hospital stays and emergency room visits.

    Studies regarding hospice care have demonstrated significant benefits to both the patient and their family when an early referral to hospice is made. Pain and accompanying symptoms are better managed, which leads to significant improvement of life and, often, longer length of life.

    Our hospice care plans are designed to:

    • Alleviate pain and discomfort

    • Provide for medical needs and equipment

    • Offer spiritual assistance and advice

    • Facilitate communication

    • Support the patient and their family in understanding their options for care

    Counties Served
    • Statewide
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    Medical Clinic

    Palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness — whatever the diagnosis. It also provides patients with much-needed education regarding advance care planning and their disease and its prognosis. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. 

    With palliative care, patients receive physical, emotional, and spiritual support. The care team focuses on relieving pain and symptoms such as anxiety, shortness of breath, nausea, and depression. They also will help the patient decide the next steps: the plan and goals of care. 

    Palliative care may also help patients gain strength, improve their ability to handle medical treatments, and offer more control over their care.

    Palliative care may be offered for people with illnesses such as:

    • Cancer

    • Heart disease

    • Lung disease

    • Kidney failure

    • Dementia

    • HIV/AIDS

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

     

    Our palliative care team provides:

    • Close communication

    • Expert management of pain and other symptoms

    • Help navigating the health care system

    • Guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices

    • Emotional and spiritual support

    Counties Served
    • Statewide
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    Caregiver Support

    We provide comprehensive grief support services for the family members and close friends of our patients for up to a year after the loss of a loved one. The emotional and psychological consequences of losing a loved one should never be underestimated. Through our grief support services, we hope to help families celebrate the life of a loved one and process any residual feelings of loss.

    Grief support services include: 

    • Customized counseling
    • Support group
    • Educational forums
    • Research library
    Counties Served
    • Statewide
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    Volunteer

    As a member of our hospice volunteer family, you will embark on an unforgettable journey of compassion, fulfillment and friendship. Every day our hospice volunteers enhance the lives of those facing a life limiting illness. As a hospice volunteer your contribution can come in many ways, from lending clerical and office support to spending time with patients or supporting family caregivers. Whatever role you choose to play, however small or large, to the families we serve your contribution will be immeasurable.

    Counties Served
    • Statewide
    Interpreter Line Available for Callers
    Yes

Description of Organization

A regional leader in hospice and palliative care, Agape Care Group comprises Agape Care South Carolina and Agape Care Georgia. In South Carolina, we serve each of the state's 46 counties; in Georgia, our Augusta branch is the foundation of the network we will build from.

Our new name and rebrand, launched in September 2020, united two established organizations: Hospice Care of South Carolina and Agapé Hospice. Together, we have more than 40 years of experience serving our communities and providing the highest-quality care to patients and their families.

At Agape Care Group, we pride ourselves on our goal-oriented culture, dynamic leadership, and team-first attitude, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive, respectful workplace that reflects our core values. Our 900-plus employees are the heart of what we do, which is why we provide them with the resources and continuing education they need to excel. We strive to be an employer of choice in the health care industry, and we’re dedicated to building and maintaining an encouraging environment for our team members.

We want you to get the care you deserve. Contact us directly to learn about our care programs. 

Counties Served

  • Statewide

Languages Spoken on site

English

Interpreter Line Available for Callers

Yes

Hours of operation

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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