The journey of life involves transitions. Willis-Knighton Hospice of Louisiana focuses on quality of life rather than quantity of life, allowing the patient to live at home with loved ones and familiar surroundings. Here, the patient lives this stage of life his or her own way.  

The concept of hospice care was first offered in North Louisiana by Willis-Knighton, making this the oldest and most experienced hospice program in our region. The program offers skilled services and compassionate support from a team of professionals, including an attending physician, medical director, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides, auxiliary services and volunteers. This team works with the patient and the family to provide a high level of care and comfort at this stage of life.

For information about Willis-Knighton Hospice of Louisiana and volunteer activities, please call our office at (318) 212-2170. We can be reached Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A hospice nurse is also available to patients and for weekend referrals by calling the same number and asking to be connected to the hospice nurse.

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I'm involved in volunteer work 
It's very rewarding 'tis true 
Helping people is what it's all about 
There are a whole lot of things to do 

To give people comfort to the end 
And take some of the pain away 
To help them in every aspect of their life 
Up until the very last day 

To see all of the other volunteers 
Is very inspiring to me 
To watch them go about their work 
Is something everyone needs to see 

I plan to volunteer forever 
And work like a metronome 
Then I can hear the words "well done" 
when Jesus calls me home 

Tecora Gatlin 
Hospice Volunteer