Since 1985, when Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast served its first patient, board members and staff realized that without a home-like facility, access to hospice services for county residents would be limited to those patients at home who had a spouse, adult child, or other relative available 24-hours a day to assist with care.
2005, Hospice House was constructed as a 16-bed inpatient facility on five acres west of Hwy 491 in Lecanto. The Hospice House is a place of dignity, comfort and peace.
Private patient rooms provide a place for families to spend quality time with their loved ones in a peaceful setting with natural light.
The Family Room provides a place to relax, play a board game, watch TV, utilize the internet or simply take a break. Comfortable furniture, vaulted ceilings and a cozy fireplace adorn the Hospice House living room. An on-site chapel offers patients and families a place for quiet reflection and prayer. Specialized meals and snacks are prepared upon request by trained kitchen staff and volunteers.
The Memorial Gazebo and Memory Gardens provide places for quiet reflection.
The Children’s Remembrance Garden is a community project which honors children who have left our world too soon. The Hospice House Team includes dedicated physicians, registered nurses, nursing assistants, chaplains, socialworkers and volunteers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Patients may be referred by self, family, physicians, facilities, or hospice staff. Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and donations. There is no cost to patients or families for care.
Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast is the only hospice provider serving Citrus County who has achieved the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval which demonstrates a continued commitment to safety and providing the highest quality care.