In 1978, a small group of health care professionals and volunteers in Lexington, Kentucky, formed Community Hospice of Lexington, which later became Hospice of the Bluegrass. Since then we have cared for thousands of families in our local communities, but recently we outgrew our name. We changed it to Bluegrass Care Navigators to reflect how we guide and provide care to more people, in more ways, at earlier stages of illness.

Forty years of service.

Bluegrass Care Navigators is innovative in expanding or evolving services to meet the care needs of its communities.

Our current services include:
Extra Care – personalized home care and private duty
Home Primary Care – primary care for “home limited” patients
Adult Day Health Care – day program for adults with physical or mental conditions
Transitional Care – help with hospital to home and reduction in readmission
Palliative Care – physician consult service for pain and symptom relief
Hospice Care – expert interdisciplinary care for life’s final months
Grief Care – counseling service for anticipatory grief and bereavement

Through all of our programs and services provided, Bluegrass Care Navigators served more than 11,800 patients and their families in 2017.

Forty years of excellence.

We are humbled that our agency has received national recognition for the hard work of so many caregivers, volunteers and partners.

The American Hospital Association presented a 2017 Circle of Life Award™ to Bluegrass Care Navigators “for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life.” In June, we were named a Hospice Honors Elite recipient, placing us among the best in the nation. And only one month earlier, Modern Healthcare named Bluegrass Care Navigators one of its prestigious “Best Places to Work.” We are especially proud that these three national honors reflect praise from consumers, our staff and the health care community.

Hospice of the Bluegrass, now Bluegrass Care Navigators, has been a national leader for 40 years in providing expert and compassionate care for patients and families.

Meet some of our pioneers

Gretchen Brown

 

Dr. Terrence Gutgsell