Operating for over 17 years in the local community, Hospice of Natchitoches has the longest record of continuous service of any hospice in Natchitoches, Sabine, DeSoto, Winn, Vernon and Grant parishes.
It’s that personalized care that Hospice of Natchitoches prides itself on. Owners Ricky and Sylvia LaCour began the company in 2000. “I took a leap of faith after working in the hospice field for several years,” said Sylvia. “We take care of people in the community and form relationships with them.”
Hospice of Natchitoches truly is a family business. Sylvia and her husband Ricky run the daily operations. Their son Dominick Metoyer and Sylvia’s sister Marie McDaniel are among the nurses caring for the patients.
In a world where money becomes the focus, the patient should be the priority. Hospice of Natchitoches provides quality and compassionate care to patients with a diagnosis of limited life expectancy.
“More and more programs are coming onto the scene, competing for patients and name recognition,” said LaCour. “Not all hospices are the same and Hospice of Natchitoches stands out from the rest.”
Hospice stands out by offering the following unique features:
• Professionalism…Certified RN’s, Hospice Physicians, and licensed professional social workers
• Physician Involvement… Staff physician who visit patients in their homes along with Nurse Practitioners, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
• Music Ministry… Such therapy has been shown to aid patients in reducing pain and anxiety.
Veterans Administration Partner… Staff and volunteers are educated and trained in caring for veterans at the end-of-life.
Community Educational Programs… relating to end of life care and planning.
Bereavement support groups are held in conjunction with St. Anthony Catholic Church on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm.
Affiliate of Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.
With local offices in Leesville, Many and Natchitoches, the mission is forever focused on meeting the needs of individuals and families facing end-of-life realities with quality compassionate care. Hospice of Natchitoches is located at 340 Second Street.
For more information call 318-214-0944