Renown Hospice Care provides compassionate expertise to meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of patients and families in our community. When medical treatments no longer offer a cure, Hospice Care offers a special way to care for patients and families who are facing a life-limiting illness, regardless of their age or financial situation.

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What is Hospice Care

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Eva's Story

Understanding Hospice Care

When reviewing your options for end-of-life transitions, our team is available to answer questions and discuss if Renown Hospice Care will meet your needs.

For questions, appointment scheduling and volunteer information, call:


Hospice care is typically provided in a home setting, where patients are able to be around family, friends, pets and their personal belongings. If a patient lives in a nursing facility or other long-term care facility, the care will be provided there. Our team comes to you to provide all physical, mental, emotional and spiritual care. Renown Hospice care is committed to improving the quality of life for each and every patient, and our team is specifically trained to provide an elevated level of comfort care.

Please review our frequently asked questions for additional information about hospice care.

Our Services

A full range of volunteer, chaplain and social services are provided to patients and their families. Hospice Care can also facilitate respite services to allow family caregivers an opportunity for rest. A chaplain and bereavement services are provided up to 18 months after a loved one passes away.

Serving patients in Washoe, Lyon, Storey and Carson Counties, our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our goal is to keep patients as comfortable and pain-free as possible, while maintaining their dignity and quality of life.

Meet the Renown Hospice Care Team

Our team includes interdisciplinary experts to meet the needs of patients and their families.

  • A Medical Director supervises the Hospice Care team.
  • Nurses assist patients and families with medical issues, provide palliative care and manage pain and other symptoms to support the patient’s comfort.
  • Hospice Nursing Aides provide personal care and assistance with daily activities, such as grooming, showering and light housekeeping.
  • Medical Social Workers assist with prioritizing goals. They support patients and families emotionally, assist with community resources and help recall memories of life.
  • Chaplains are available to assist and support patients and families with spiritual care and bereavement. Grief Support Groups are available on an ongoing basis for individuals and families prior to and after the death of your loved one.
  • Trained volunteers provide companionship to patients and respite to family members and caregivers. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and have many talents. They are available to support the individual needs and interests of each patient.

Family, friends, physicians, hospitals, clergy and patients themselves can refer to hospice by calling 775-982-2828.

Hospice staff will meet with patients with an advanced illness to learn about concerns, determine needs, answer questions and explain the benefits of hospice services in more detail. There is no obligation or cost for this visit.