The story of 1-800-HOSPICE™
Founder and CEO Gregg Hamerschlag started his own home care business in the 1990’s after his experience with in-home care for his own father. He appreciated the care and compassion shown by his father’s caregivers, and he instantly knew this was a business in which he wanted a part.
As a new business owner, Hamerschlag looked for original ways to get the word out about his services. He reserved the 1-800-HOMECARE (800-466-3227) and 1-800-HOSPICE (800-467-7423) phone numbers to make it easy for patients and their families to connect with his business. What he did not realize then, but soon found out, was that the numbers would prove more powerful than he had expected.
Within a short time, 1-800-HOMECARE and 1-800-HOSPICE helped Hamerschlag double the number of patients his business served. Combined with skilled, compassionate care, the phone numbers proved themselves to be a tremendous asset in helping patients find and connect with a local home care and hospice agencies. Hamerschlag knew this tool was too valuable to use for just one company in one geographic area, so he founded today’s 1-800-HOMECARE™ and 1-800-HOSPICE™.
Our mission is to connect patients with hospice agencies. In the years since our founding, we have developed a national footprint and have helped many thousands to find care. When hospice is right for you or a loved one, we can help you connect with a provider near you.