Closest Location

Heartland Hospice Serving Delaware

Counties Served: New Castle, Kent

Phone: 866-380-5874
Fax: 800-518-4329

256 Chapman Rd., #102
Newark , DE 19702-5417

What Makes Us Different

  • You don’t have to give up hope to get hospice. Many patients and the loved ones who care for them say they wish hospice care had started sooner.
  • Treatments that provide our patients with comfort and relief may continue, uninterrupted, even after we’ve started providing hospice care.
  • We don’t require that advance directive choices be made such as a “do not resuscitate” order (DNR) or living will to begin providing hospice care.
  • When you need care, we’re ready to provide it. Any day of the year, any time of the day, we can initiate hospice care for you or your loved one.
  • Our heart stretches across the nation. At any given time, Heartland provides comforting care to thousands of patients in communities and neighborhoods across the country.
  • We’re fully accredited by CHAP, the Community Health Accreditation Program. We’ve chosen to follow their additional requirements in order to help advance the highest standards of community-based care.
  • Wherever you are in your health care journey, we’re there to meet you.
  • As mutual care providers, we work closely with your health care professionals to make sure specific protocols are followed closely.

Heartland Hospice Care Team

  • Patients and families
  • Heartland’s Medical Director
  • The patient’s physician
  • Registered nurses
  • Hospice aides
  • Social worker
  • Spiritual care coordinator
  • Bereavement counselor
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical, occupational and speech/language therapists
  • Volunteers


The Heartland Experience means trying to exceed your expectations in every way. As part of our commitment to excellence, we measure the level of our service so that we can enrich the lives of our patients and the people who love them by delivering services that best meet their needs.

Partners in Care

Heartland Hospice collaborates with a variety of health care partners and organizations within our community to help improve access to high-quality care. Some of our Partners in Care include:

Other Health Care Providers

Success Stories

Every day, our hospice agencies receive recognition for the care they have provided to a patient or someone’s loved one. Many tell us they don't have the words to describe their appreciation and simply say "Thanks." Below are comments and letters from patients and family members sharing their gratitude.

Heartland Hospice Serving Delaware and Heartland Hospice House In-Patient Unit (IPU) recently received the Dr. Madeline Lambrecht Community Excellence in End-of-Life Care Award by the Delaware End-of-Life Coalition (DEOLC) during their 2015 Excellence Awards dinner. The Excellence Awards are designed to recognize outstanding health care professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the delivery of end-of-life care in hospice, long-term care, acute care and community settings.

To read more about the awards ceremony, click here.


At Heartland, we consider our involvement with patients a sacred opportunity and a privilege to be in their lives. We depend on our hospice volunteers to help us provide the love, respect and care our patients and their families need.

Our volunteers help enrich the lives of our patients by:

  • Running errands for patients and families
  • Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
  • Reading or providing a comforting touch
  • Playing or singing soothing music to patients
  • Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
  • Helping with office support tasks at the agency
  • Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits
  • Providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans

To become a hospice volunteer, click here to download and complete the volunteer form on a desktop computer. Once completed, save and email the form to our Heartland staff (if you use Microsoft Outlook, please use this link instead). You may also print out the form and complete it by hand, then fax it to or mail it to our agency. We will contact you once the form has been received. If you have any questions, please call our agency.

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