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Agrace
Last updated on September 24, 2013

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The Agrace mission is to provide quality of life at the end of life for terminally ill patients and their families.

Description:
Hospice is a unique kind of care that provides comfort and support for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Expert pain and symptom management and compassionate counseling allow patients to live each day to the fullest, in their homes or in a homelike setting, such as nursing homes, or facilities offering assisted-living service or hospice inpatient centers. Agrace HospiceCare provides care to 50 patients at the beautiful Agrace Campus in Fitchburg as well.

Hospice is an option for people with a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of less than six months. The patient must make a conscious decision to seek palliative or comfort care over curative care. Referrals to hospice can be made by patients, physicians, family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, spiritual care advisors or health professionals with a simple telephone call.

History:
Agrace began its mission in 1978, when a group of community volunteers gathered to improve end-of-life care for people with life-limiting illnesses. They took the name HospiceCare Inc. in 1980 to reflect their status as a private, non-profit, non-governmental agency. In 1995, Hospice Team Care of Janesville and HospiceCare merged, providing efficient, comprehensive services to South Central Wisconsin. Today, Agrace HospiceCare has grown into a Medicare and Medicaid certified, Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) -accredited, state-licensed organization, with over 300 professional staff and 700 volunteers.

Contact person: Organizational Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)


Office fax number: (608) 276-4672

Address:

 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway
Madison, WI 53711
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.agrace.org
Last updated on September 24, 2013

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