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An Advanced Directive is a document that provides a person the opportunity to give directions about future medical care. It can also serve as a legal document designating another individual (proxy or health agent) to make decisions for you if you are unable to make those decisions yourself. This document will express your wishes if you become incapacitated. It covers your specific preferences for the kind of medical treatment you want or don’t want. It contains how you want people to treat you, and what you want your loved ones to know. NOTE: Advanced Directives are not necessary for a patient to receive AIM Palliative Home Hearing


Power of Attorney

1.  A Medical Power of Attorney for Health Care: This type of advanced directive allows you to name an individual to make health care decisions when you are not able to do so. This person may also be referred to as a proxy or health care agent.

2.  Living Will: A living will specifies whether you would like to be kept on artificial life support if you become permanently unconscious or dying and unable to speak for yourself.

3.  Do Not Resuscitate/DNR Order: A DNR order exists in a written order from a doctor or in a living will, and states that resuscitation should not be attempted if a person suffers a cardiac or respiratory arrest.

4.  A DNR order is commonly created when a person who has an inevitably fatal illness wishes to have a more natural death without painful or invasive medical procedures that will not reverse the outcome of the terminal illness.

5.  LaPOST document: Created with input from health care and legal professionals across the state and approved in 2010 by the Louisiana Legislature as Act 954, the Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) document is a best-practice model for patients with serious, advanced illnesses to state their preferences for end-of-life treatment in a physician's order.  Learn more about LaPOST at


Aime Hospice 
8950 E Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: 318-861-2150 
Fax: 318-861-2157
Services include physician care, volunteer support, nursing care, bereavement care, home health aides, medication services, spiritual support, counselling assistance, and medical  equipment.

Aime Hospice Care 

104 MBL Bank Dr.
Minden, LA 71055
Phone: 318-371-1140 
Toll Free: 877-371-1140
Fax: 318-212-1873
Services: End-of-Life care for patients with terminal illness. 
Staff includes medical social workers, chaplain, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing aides.
Service Area: 50-mile radius of Minden.
Payment Sources: Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurance. 

Amedisys Hospice 
425 Ashley Ridge #240 
Shreveport, LA 71106 
Phone: 318.868-8788 
Fax:318. 868-9788 
Services: Amedisys provides comfort care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, as well as spiritual and emotional support, through the services of registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, and chaplains. 

Circle of Life Hospice
920 E. 70th St. #B
Shreveport, LA  71106
Phone: 318.869.4012
Fax:  318.869.4024
Services include, pain management, hospice trained physicians and nurses, social workers, hospice aides, spiritual counselors, volunteer services, companion support, bereavement counselling, and durable medical supplies and equipment. 
Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Charity Care and veterans support including Circle of Life. 

Harmony Life Hospice
2529 E. 70th #306
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: 318-798-5775
Fax: 318-798-5776
Harmony Life Hospice provides caring support for patients where they live without regard for race, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
Making every moment meaningful through compassionate service. 


Hospice of Louisiana at Willis Knighton
616 East Flournoy Lucas Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71115
Contact: Susan Stephens
Phone: 318-212-2170
Fax: 318-212-2189
Services: Services are rendered on an intermittent basis by an interdisciplinary team which includes a physician, nursing staff, social worker, chaplains, volunteers, home care aides, and bereavement.
There are four (4) levels of care depending on needs.

Heart of Hospice

3829 Gilbert St.
Shreveport, LA 71104
Contact: Heather Nelson
Phone: 318-865-7177
Fax: 318-865-4077
Toll Free: 800-824-4672
Services: End-of-life care for patients with a terminal illness who no longer receive curative care.
Provide all medication and durable medical equipment directly related to the diagnosis patient is put on service for.
Cover registered nurses, licensed practical nurse, and certified nursing assistrant visits. 

Life Path Hospice Care Services
8720 Quimper Pl. # 100 
Shreveport, LA 71105
Contact: Courtney Heflin

Phone: 318-222-5711 
Fax: 318-222-5715 
Services: comprehensive, coordinated comfort care provided at home or a nursing home to patients of any age; from infancy to geriatric. 

We provide consultanting physician's, registered nurses,  social workers, chaplains, certified nursing assistants, and volunteers.
Medications and pharmacy needs

Regional Hospice

8660 Fern Ave. #145
Shreveport, LA  71105
Contact: Toni Camp
Phone:  318-524-1046
Fax:  318-524-2166
Providing end of life care for residents in the Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Lincoln, and DeSoto Parishes.  

St. Joseph Hospice (The Carpenter Health Network)
8039 Live Ave., Ste. A
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318222-8723
Fax: 318-222-8732
Services include hospice care, palliative care, in-home house calls, home health care, nursing, rehabilitation, private duty, hospice crisis care, bereavement/grief support, volunteer services, and companion care.

Southern Care Hospice of Shreveport

2924 Knight St. Ste 324
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: 318-227-9160
Toll Free: 1-866-694-6371 
Fax: 318-227-9781

Services involves social service/counseling for patient and their families, chaplain services, bereavement counseling, dietary counseling, volunteer services (including transportation), and nursing to facility residents.
100% coverage for durable medical equip.
All patients qualify for home services.
Medication cost related to primary illness covered.

Updated on 1-4-2018