Tidewell Hospice

Phone: (855) 843-3935

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About Tidewell Hospice

  • Hospice Programs, Certified Jewish Hospice
  • Home Health, Personal Care
  • Medical & Palliative Care
  • HIV & Sexual Health Services
  • Grief Service, Veterans Programs

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    Serving Southwest Florida Since 1980

    Tidewell Hospice is a member of Empath Health, a nonprofit integrated network of care supporting those living with chronic or advanced illness and the largest nonprofit homecare and hospice provider in the country. Since 1980, Tidewell has added services based on the needs of the community and now serves more than 1,100 hospice patients in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

    Although hospice is often misunderstood as care just for cancer patients, Tidewell cares for patients with a broad range of diagnoses, including heart and lung disease, AIDS, renal failure, ALS and end-stage Alzheimer’s. Creating a quality, dignified end-of-life experience is Tidewell’s goal. In doing so, Tidewell pays tribute to the principles that distinguish hospice from other types of healthcare providers:

    • Holistic care
    • A team of professionals serving every family
    • An in-home centered philosophy
    • A patient and family focus
    • Cost-effectiveness

    Special Care and Support - Tidewell offers specialized hospice care and support services for children, veterans in addition to other special care programs. Tidewell cares for terminally-ill children and provides dedicated support and grief counseling for their families. In addition, our Tidewell Honors Veterans program recognizes the unique care requirements of those who have served our country. Moreover, we offer all patients a variety of complementary services including music, pet, massage and aromatherapy as well as expressive arts and more.

    When to Call Tidewell Hospice - Many people believe that hospice care is only for the last few days of life. On the contrary, hospice care is designed to be available and can provide comfort and care to patients and families during the last six months of life. Most people we have served have said they wish they would have called us sooner.