To bring hope, comfort and dignity along life’s journey.
Our unique history still molds the mission and values of today that drive Family LifeCare (FLC) to enrich the lives of our community members through compassionate care.
In February 1996, Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana originated as a collaborative commitment of local hospitals from the following counties: Adams, Blackford, Jay, Randolph and Wells.
Family Hospice started as a satellite office of the St. Vincent-Community Hospice Program of Indianapolis. With the passage of the Medicare Balanced Budget Act in 1997, St. Vincent Hospice was determined to be too far to serve Adams County.
Three area hospitals, Adams Memorial Hospital, Caylor-Nickel Medical Center and Wells Community Hospital, joined forces to sponsor and govern Family Hospice as a non-profit corporation in November 1997.
In 2007, Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana became Family Hospice & Palliative to encompass its new service of Palliative Care.
As Family Hospice & Palliative Care evolved, so did the ownership, which was relinquished in 2010 by the three corporate owners of Adams Memorial Hospital, Caylor- Nickel Foundation and Wells Community Health Services Foundation to preserve its mission and established it as a community-based non-profit, service organization.
In 2011, Family Hospice & Palliative Care began a new journey by extending our pain and symptom management expertise further upstream in the health care system. In July, we acquired Adams County Home Health. Additionally, the organization has been diligently developing a pediatric program for both home health and hospice, a care management program, and an in-home infusion therapy program. Therefore, Family Hospice & Palliative Care changed our overarching name to Family LifeCare to encompass all of our services.
We serve individuals in the following counties: