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About Shalom

Providing Extraordinary Care to Extraordinary People
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Shalom Hospice provides compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones who have life-limiting illnesses. The focus is to provide hospice services to all who qualify regardless of ability to pay because we are a nonprofit, 501c3 entity serving the community. Our hospice provides care to everyone.

Shalom Hospice is a non-profit organization and does not discriminate against any person based on race, color, national origin, disability, age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services, and activities, or employment. Shalom Hospice is a partner of We Honor Veterans.

Meet the Founder

Dr. Norma Poindexter

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Caring for people is my passion. I became a nurse at the age of 19. I had the opportunity to be a travel nurse, experiencing various areas of nursing for over 38 years. I gradually went back to school in the last seven years to obtain a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and a Doctorate in nursing. The last 19 years have been spent as an ICU nurse at Grady Hospital with the best Level 1 Trauma Center in the southeast. It was in this ICU that I came to know the true meaning of life and death. It was during these times, my passion for hospice started to grow. No one should die alone or in a fast-paced hospital setting. Life’s transition should be peaceful for everyone. My goal is to give back to the community by providing a service where people can transition peacefully in a loving and caring environment with compassionate health care providers. Our mission is to provide peaceful transitions through life’s journey and at the time of need.

Mission

To honor life, offer care and comfort with dignity, and ease the burdens of all patients, caregivers, and families enduring the challenges of a serious and progressive illness.

Vision

Shalom Hospice’s goal is to provide you and your family with the resources you need during this difficult time.

FAQ

How is Hospice paid for?
Hospice is covered at 100% by Medicare and Medicaid providers. Most private insurances cover hospice services after deductibles are paid and may require co-pays.

What does Hospice do?
Hospice provides a team of clinicians. Each member of the team spends time to meets your needs.

What does Hospice cover?
Hospice provides medical oversight, emotional and spiritual support, as well as assistance with activities of daily living. It also covers medical equipment and supplies.

How do I qualify for Hospice?
To qualify for hospice, you need a physician order and statement that you have a life-limiting illness of 6 months or less without further intervention.

Get in Touch
We’ll help you find your peace, comfort, and dignity. Contact us today.