Home Health & Hospice


725 W. 11th Ave.
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 898-4414
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Nurse on call 24 hours

St.  Tammany Parish Hospital Home Health and Hospice programs provide rehabilitative, palliative and supportive care to patients confined to their homes and under their physician’s care. The professional medical personnel are committed to providing quality care while working with patients to meet their goals. They handle all Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and workers' comp billing for our patients and accept assignment on covered service.

Skilled Nursing
Skilled nursing offers a variety of services including IV therapy, wound care therapy and post-operative care, provided on an intermittent basis for prescribed medical treatment, supportive care, patient and primary caregiver teaching.

Nutritional Guidance
The registered nurse teaches the patient and family special diet instructions in the home and follows up with the patient to discuss how the diet is going.

Physical Therapy
A licensed physical therapist designs and provides rehabilitative services for each individual patient in the home. Specialized therapeutic exercises help patients meet their maximum rehabilitative potential.

Occupational Therapy
A licensed occupational therapist provides a rehabilitative program to assist the patient in regaining and performing activities of daily living.

Speech Therapy
A licensed speech pathologist designs an individual therapy program to address communication or swallowing problems and educates patient and family.

Social Services
Board certified social workers aid patients and families with financial assistance, community services or long-term care placement. They help patients adjust to changes resulting from illness or injury.

Home Health Aides
Trained and experienced nursing aides assist with personal hygiene and activities of daily living under a registered nurse’s direction.


HOSPICE

725 W. 11th Ave.
Covington, LA 70433
985-871-5976

Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Nurse on call 24 hours

The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hospice program provides palliative and supportive care to terminally ill patients and their families in the home through an interdisciplinary team that addresses physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

Hospice of St. Tammany is a member of the Louisiana/Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is led by medical director Alexandra Leigh, MD.

Hospice of St. Tammany recognizes the personal worth and dignity of each individual from conception to death and believes that death, as the final stage of living, is a natural process. We neither hasten nor postpone death. We affirm life and believe people should have choices regarding their lifestyle in the final phase of life.

Coverage and Costs
Services are covered by Medicare and private insurance companies.  Funding may be available for patients with no insurance coverage. 

Bereavement Services
Grief counseling is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one under hospice care or in the community. Monthly support groups and weekly walk-in sessions are offered.  

Caregiver support groups are open to anyone who provides care to individuals (from pediatrics to geriatrics) with ongoing medical needs. Contact the Hospice chaplain’s office at 985-871-5746 for more information.

Hospice Volunteers
Hospice volunteers are specially trained individuals who visit terminally ill patients and their families at home and provide comfort, support and companionship. Volunteers may run errands or simply sit with the patients and read to them. Volunteer clerical positions within Hospice of St. Tammany are also available.

Volunteers in a healthcare field find great satisfaction in helping people and providing needed services.  For more information on becoming a Hospice Volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Charlotte Chauvin.
What is covered in the daily rate for Hospice?
  • Medications related to symptom management of primary hospice diagnosis
  • Medical equipment necessary in the home
  • Nurse visits as needed
  • CNA visits as needed
  • Social work visits as needed
  • Chaplain visits as needed
  • Volunteers as needed (1- to 4-hour increments)
  • Bereavement services, including support groups


Referral and Admission Criteria

Any concerned person may initiate a request for admission. Those who meet patient requirements are recommended for admission. The patient’s physician will then establish a plan of care with the Hospice team. The family and patient have the final decision to select Hospice Care.

"When we thought there was nothing more we could do, Hospice was there with the compassion and help for our loved one and our family."
Charles Hurney