Serving Southwest Florida Since 1980

Tidewell Hospice is a member of Empath Health, a nonprofit integrated network of care supporting those living with chronic or advanced illness and the largest nonprofit homecare and hospice provider in the country. Since 1980, Tidewell has added services based on the needs of the community and now serves more than 1,100 hospice patients in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

Although hospice is often misunderstood as care just for cancer patients, Tidewell cares for patients with a broad range of diagnoses, including heart and lung disease, AIDS, renal failure, ALS and end-stage Alzheimer’s. Creating a quality, dignified end-of-life experience is Tidewell’s goal. In doing so, Tidewell pays tribute to the principles that distinguish hospice from other types of healthcare providers:

  • Holistic care
  • A team of professionals serving every family
  • An in-home centered philosophy
  • A patient and family focus
  • Cost-effectiveness
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