Caregivers Support

Hospice of Southern West Virginia not only provides care and support for our patients, but for their families and caregivers as well.

  • Nurses make sure caregivers know how to care for their loved one and feel comfortable doing so
  • Home Health Aides help with bathing, dressing and daily activities and make sure caregivers know how to preform these tasks in their absence.
  • Licensed Social Workers identify critical physical, personal and emotional needs and work to secure community help you may not be aware of
  • Ordained Clergy are available to meet with patients and caregivers to assist in any unmet spiritual needs

 Respite Care

Respite care at Bowers Hospice House gives caregivers the brief break needed to recharge from providing 24/7 care to their loved one. It is also a time for caregivers to take care of their own personal or medical issues. 

Medicare provides a maximum of 5 consecutive days at Bowers Hospice House.

Patients are allowed multiple respite stays during the course of their Hospice care (usually not more than once per month).

Downloadable Resources

The Dying Process - A Guide for Family Caregivers (PDF)
End of Life Caregiving Booklet (PDF)
How to Support Someone Caring for Another (PDF)
Hospice Patient's Rights