In 2001, a group of hospice professionals calling themselves “The Founding Angels” came together to start a new organization based on the belief that they could offer hospice care on a higher plane than any other resource in Central Indiana.
The group has evolved since that time, but one constant that has remained is their determination to run the organization by their stated values of professionalism, teamwork, stewardship, integrity, and service. These values are the guiding force of our operations and have been placed at the top of our organizational chart to emphasize their importance.
Guardian Angel Hospice has grown steadily in the number of patients we serve, as well as in the size of our staff and volunteer base to provide those services. We continue to be locally owned and operated, with offices in Kokomo, Logansport, Lafayette, and Carmel, Indiana.
Our focus is to provide outstanding end-of-life care to persons in Central Indiana. Guardian Angel Hospice currently serves 30 counties: Benton, Blackford, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Fulton, Grant, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Madison, Marion, Miami, Montgomery, Parke, Pulaski, Putnam, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion, Wabash, Warren, Wells, and White.
Guardian Angel Hospice recognizes that a terminal illness presents an extremely difficult time in anyone’s life. Because we understand how overwhelming and challenging this time can be for the patient and their family, we offer free evaluations to assess the patient and see if hospice care is appropriate. At the evaluation, we will be happy to discuss the scope and nature of hospice care with both the patient and their family, backed by these beliefs:
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- We believe hospice affirms life. Guardian Angel Hospice exists to provide support and care for each person in the last phase of an incurable disease so that he or she may live as fully and comfortably as possible.
- We believe that hospice can provide both the patient and their family with focused care that will bring comfort, dignity, and peace to all who are involved in caregiving.
- We recognize dying as a normal process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death.
- We believe that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death, making its coming more comfortable for them.
- We believe success is measured by the relationships with those served – our patients, families, vendors, staff, volunteers, and community. It is our duty to maintain these relationships.
Our Mission and Vision
The mission of Guardian Angel Hospice is to create an extraordinary end of life experience by educating, empowering and encouraging everyone we serve.
This includes providing emotional and spiritual support for patients, families, caregivers, and staff. We will provide education to the community regarding end-of-life care issues and available support services. These services will be provided without regard to age, religion, race, gender, illness, or ability to pay. Guardian Angel Hospice is governed by our core values of professionalism, teamwork, stewardship, integrity, and service.
Guardian Angel Hospice will be the Hospice of choice.
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These values govern the actions and attitudes of all who are a part of Guardian Angel Hospice. They work together as an integrated whole, with each value considered equally important.
Professionalism – We are experts in hospice care and will continue learning to keep pace with the latest practices, services and regulations to be the best in our field. We also commit to acting and speaking with you in a professional manner at all times.
Teamwork – We work as a team at Guardian Angel Hospice. By including and actively communicating with all the disciplines within our organization, we can provide the most comprehensive care for our patients and their families.
Stewardship – We will manage our resources to provide the services, equipment and supplies you need in the most efficient and effective ways.
Integrity – Count on Guardian Angel Hospice to do what we say we will do, delivered with the utmost dignity and respect. We also promise to be open and honest in discussing your loved one’s situation and what you can expect.
Service – We’re dedicated to going the extra step for our patients, families and communities. We consistently ask what else we can do to help. And we each donate at least six hours a year to community events as representatives of Guardian Angel Hospice.
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