Inpatient Services

Inpatient Units

The Family Room at the Elkhart Inpatient Unit.

Center for Hospice Care’s Inpatient Units are designed to provide comfort and compassion in a peaceful, homelike setting.

Your loved one may stay at one of our Inpatient Units when:

Spiritual Reflection Room in SB
  • Supervised, round-the-clock care is necessary

  • Short-term assistance with managing pain or symptoms is required

  • A caregiver needs a brief respite

Inpatient Units offers:

  • A comfortable, home-like environment
    Kitchen area in Elkhart
  • 24-hour-a-day visitation
  • 7 private patient rooms
  • Family room
  • Spiritual reflection room
  • Kitchen
  • Pet visitation

The hospice team meets to discuss the needs of each patient before they enter the Inpatient Unit. In consultation with the patient’s family and physician, a decision is reached for entry into the Inpatient Unit. Hospice continues to explore all other support systems before transferring or admitting a patient to the Inpatient Unit. The hospice team begins to develop appropriate discharge plans upon admission to the Inpatient Unit. Patients are discharged when the purpose for their admission has been resolved.

Patient care in the Inpatient Unit is provided 24-hours-a-day by a registered nurse and home health aide. Other members of the hospice team, including the patient’s own physician, the hospice medical director, social workers, spiritual care counselors and volunteers, also participate in the patient's care.

Water feature in Elkhart


We want to be your home away from home and we have no limitations on your visiting hours. You may see your loved one at any time – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other family members, friends and well-mannered pets are always welcome to visit. In fact, family members may even stay overnight.

Patient Room -- Elkhart
Patient Room -- South Bend