What Is Hospice?

Hospice is a program designed to serve the needs of the terminally ill and their families.  Hospice of Southern West Virginia (HSWV) services are provided primarily in the home but may also carried out at long-term facilities, personal care homes or at The Bowers Hospice House.

Hospice of Southern West Virginia's mission is to provide compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care that promotes the highest quality of living during life-limiting illness and in times of grief to individuals, families and the communities we serve.

We strive to promote: respect, dignity, honesty, integrity, compassion empathy, ethics, competency and professionalism in everything that we do. Our staff and volunteers exemplify these core values each and every day.

"Hospice is about sitting on the porch-swing with a pet, enjoying that final hunting trip, holiday or watching a grandchild graduate. Hospice is about life and how we choose to live it."

                          - A Hospice of Southern WV Nurse