Providence Community Pharmacy


Comforting, Supportive Hospice Care

Hospice care is a type of health care that focuses on the well-being of terminally ill patients. This type of care prioritizes comfort and quality of life by reducing pain and suffering.

When the quantity of life is limited, hospice care emphasizes the quality of life remaining by focusing on the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical comfort of the patient and family. This is accomplished through a team of professionals and trained volunteers.

Vera's Hospice Journey

Vera Hummel is someone who offers a unique perspective into hospice, having experienced hospice from many perspectives – First as a family member of a hospice patient, then as a Hospice volunteer, then a Hospice patient herself, and now as a recent hospice “graduate.” Vera First encountered hospice when her oldest sister received end of life care after. It was then that Vera experienced the many ways Hospice can be a gift to patients and families alike: not only supporting patients, but allowing families more time and flexibility to simply be together, doing the things they love. Vera decided she wanted to be a part of helping others in this way and became a hospice volunteer with Providence Hospice. For a little over Five years, Vera volunteered with patients and families, providing the same caring and compassionate support she received when her sister was on hospice. Then, when Vera was was no longer able to live at home due to three surgeries and an illness, she shifted from being a Hospice Volunteer to a Hospice Patient. “Hospice isn’t so much about dying as it is living. It’s about a different kind of healing. Hospice gives you and your loved ones the comfort of knowing you’ll be cared for, so you can focus on the people and activities you love,” says Vera. And her story doesn’t stop there. As sometimes happens, Vera “graduated” from Hospice Care in August due to health improvements. Like all of us, Vera’s next chapter is unknown, but what we do know is Vera has touched many lives with her volunteer services. We are grateful she chose PMC Hospice when she needed it, and was willing to share her story with us so we can share it with others.

Hospice Services We Offer

  • 24/7 availability
  • Pain and symptom control
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Home health aides/homemakers
  • Instruction on nutrition, medications, and physical care
  • Spiritual and emotional support
  • Trained volunteers (visit patients and families providing friendship and support, assisting with errands, and relieving caregivers for short periods)
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Therapy services
  • Pharmacy consultation
  • Respite care in the hospital (when needed for symptom management or family respite)
  • Bereavement support for survivors (up to thirteen months after death)
  • Physician services Medical social worker/counseling services
  • Coverage for medication related to terminal illness

Who Pays for Hospice?

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Insurance (coverage varies according to policy)
  • Individual payment

Who to Contact?

Call Providence Medical Center Home Health Care & Hospice at 402-375-4288.

After 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, call Providence Medical Center at 402-375-3800 and ask for the home health care nurse on call.

Hospice care services are available without distinction, and patients are accepted for care without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or communicable disease including, but not limited to, HIV, MRSA, and Hepatitis B.

Hospice Volunteer Form

To submit a secure patient visit form, please click on the following link.

Volunteer Contact Report

Home Health Services


Home Health and Hospice

803 Providence Road Suite 103
Wayne, NE 68787




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