It is our vision that no person should end the journey of life alone, afraid, or in pain.
Nathan Adelson Hospice
4141 Swenson Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
Nathan Adelson Hospice was founded over 30 years ago following the death of Nathan Adelson. Mr. Adelson was a beloved hospital administrator who cared deeply for his patients and employees. Following a long painful battle with stomach cancer, sadly Mr. Adelson passed away. Family and friends close to him realized the need for healthcare specific to pain management and responded to that need. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice became Southern Nevada’s first home care hospice with the mission to provide patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in our community. We honor the importance of choice and control for those who are ill, so they may define for themselves the most comfortable and dignified manner in which to live.
Nathan Adelson Hospice (NAH) is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for 350-400 patients each day. Known as an industry leader, the organization has a reputation for providing exceptional end-of-life care. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened the area’s first inpatient hospice and today we are nationally recognized as a model for superior hospice care. Nathan Adelson Hospice is proud to be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. In 1999, the organization opened a second inpatient hospice facility, bringing the number of Nathan Adelson Hospice inpatient beds to thirty-four. In addition to having two inpatient units and a home care program, Nathan Adelson Hospice also provides care to residents of Pahrump and other outlying counties.
Nathan Adelson Hospice is privileged to have served over 46,000 people since its inception. During the past three decades, it has been an honor to provide the most comprehensive hospice care to all in our community, regardless of their ability to pay.
In 2010 we provided hospice care to 2,881 patients with life-limiting illnesses. Of those patients, 7.8% were considered underserved based on Nathan Adelson Hospice’s criteria. The underserved population would not be able to receive hospice services any other way due to:
- lack of insurance
- being the working poor with limited insurance benefits
- being low to moderate income
- not having the ability to pay out-of-pocket for care
It is our vision that no person should end the journey of life alone, afraid, or in pain. Every person diagnosed with a life-limiting illness is eligible to participate in all our programs and services. In addition, patient’s loved ones can participate in numerous support programs and services.
Inside your own home with your family and loved ones at your bedside.
The ability to choose where to spend one’s final days is so important! In an environment where everything is familiar and comfortable surrounded by people and the things that are loved can be comforting.
The original concept of hospice was caring for the terminally ill in their own home with their family and loved ones at their bedside.
Nathan Adelson Hospice employs physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, spiritual care professional, certified nursing assistants, volunteers and bereavement counselors to deliver an integrated, holistic approach to healthcare, no matter where that person may reside.
We have two locations in the Las Vegas Valley where we provide inpatient care.
The Swenson inpatient facility has 20 beds and our Buffalo inpatient facility has 14 beds. Built in 1983 the Swenson facility is a national model for other inpatient hospice facilities throughout the United States.
The concept of our inpatient facilities is to provide a home-like environment where the interdisciplinary team can address challenging symptoms & issues that cannot be managed in another setting. Patients frequently can return to their home after a brief stay at the inpatient unit.
Camp Mariposa is a special three day camp offered to children from ages 7-12 who have experienced the death of a family member, friend, classmate, or other significant person in their lives.
Camp Mariposa is designed to facilitate the natural grieving process.
The experience includes a fun weekend where children who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death can interact with peers who have lived through similar circumstances. The environment is structured, safe and supportive where the children make new friends, share new ideas and learn important coping skills. Planned activities are designed to help the children express their feelings, share experiences, and remember their loved one.
The children leave camp with new friends and many memories reminding them that they are not alone in their healing journey.