Mission and Vision

FAIRHOPE Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. promotes compassionate end-of-life care through a professional team approach. We strive to relieve suffering by providing comfort, support and resources to meet the palliative and grief needs of the community.

Our vision is to be the progressive leader in high quality, community-focused hospice, palliative and grief care in South Central Ohio.


Hospice Care

FHPC offers an interdisciplinary approach to caring for people at the end of life to reduce or eliminate pain and symptoms, offer support to families and coordinate a number of services such as nursing, social work and personal care services. To date, FHPC remains the preeminent Hospice of choice located in Fairfield and Hocking Counties. Hospice is a concept of caring that brings comfort and support to the homes of people in the final stages of terminal illness and their families. FHPC delivers patient and family care through our hospice program and in-patient facility, The Pickering House. READ MORE ABOUT HOSPICE CARE HERE.

Palliative Care

FAIRHOPE’s palliative care program specializes in care that aims to enhance the quality of life of patients and families who are faced with serious illness. Increasing comfort through prevention and treatment of distressing symptoms. In addition, it also focuses on clear communication, advanced care planning and coordination of care. Care can begin as soon as a patient is diagnosed with a chronic illness that is not curable. Patient may still receive aggressive treatment while seeking palliative care.


The Pickering House

The 12-bed inpatient unit provides short-term pain and symptom management, respite care, imminent death, and time for care giving arrangements to be made. Special features of the building included:

  • 12-bed free-standing inpatient hospice facility.
  • Family lounges and facilities for showering, laundry, sleeping and cooking. These spaces provide encouragement for families to stay with patients as needed.
  • Three-season porches incorporated into plan to allow patients to be transported outside the facility in wheelchair and hospital beds as requested.
  • Non-denominational chapel
  • Office space for operational and clinical offices/extra storage.


Palliative Care Partnership

Palliative Care Partnership was established with Fairfield Medical Center. A four-bed Palliative Care Unit was created and opened to meet the palliative care needs, including hospice care, for patients in the acute care setting. Services include:

  • Physician consultations
  • Caregiving Educational program

Grief Support

The Anita M. Turner Center – PALS for grieving children

Provides specialized grief support services for adults, adolescents and children who have suffered a loss. Grief support services include:

  • Home, office or school visits
  • Monthly support groups
  • Quarterly Memorial Services
  • Monthly social group meeting
  • Annual grief teleconference
  • Six-week “Growing Through Grief” program – classes help families learn to cope with new changes in life after the loss of a loved one.
  • PALS for grieving children – Community Child & Adolescent Grief Program –
    • Family Fun Night – allows for group grief support through family activities, as well, as separate breakout sessions for children, teens and caregivers.
    • Family Grief CAMPCAMP is designed to provide opportunities for grieving children, teens and caregivers to meet other grieving families while learning to express themselves and build relationships.


Funding and Payment Sources

Hospice Care Payment Sources

FHPC is Medicare/Medicaid certified by the Ohio Department of Health, licensed in the State of Ohio, and accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). A variety of payment sources are used to pay for hospice and palliative services:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private insurance carriers
  • FHPC Hospice Memorial Fund, which provided services to individuals who were unable to pay for their care.

Hospice Memorial Fund

FHPC supports uncompensated and under-compensated hospice care; in keeping with the FHPC mission that no one is turned away based on their inability to pay for services. In addition, the fund supports grief services and special project requests. Volunteers coordinate annual fund raising events, which contribute additional funds along with the donations received from community members. Without this support, FHPC would have difficulty fulfilling its mission.


The Pickering House Fund

FHPC is committed to providing quality care and expanded services to meet the growing needs of the organization and our community. Gifts to PH contribute to the future growth and expansion of FHPC programs and services. To assist in meeting these needs, The Pickering House Fund was established to provide funding for capital expenses and programs, preventative maintenance and upkeep for FHPC facilities and grounds.