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Dr. Dev Brar, president of Nightingale Home Healthcare and Hospice of Carmel, Indiana, has announced the Fort Wayne Hospice office will be moving to a new address, 6347 Constitution Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, effective May 30. The former location was 4011 West Jefferson Blvd. The phone number remains unchanged and services can be obtained by calling 1-866-334-7777.

Dr. Anuradha Kollipara, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine serves as Medical director for Nightingale Hospice. She has 23 years in medical practice and also serves with the Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Brar commented, “Our Hospice exists to provide support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable disease so that they might live as fully and comfortably as possible. We recognize dying as a normal process whether or not from disease, and do not hasten nor postpone death. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that, through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and families may be free to attain a degree of both quality and comfort.”

Hospice care is built on the combination of knowledge and skill of an interdisciplinary team of professionals including: the patient’s physician, case managers, nursing staff, home health aide, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers.

Hospice care can be given regardless of where you live—in a home setting, long-term care center, assisted living and independent living community or hospital. A few benefits to hospice care include:

•Financial assistance with medications associated with an illness
•The freedom and comfort to remain at home with medical supervision and assistance
•Counseling, education and bereavement for caregivers, family and friends
•Hospice RN on call 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.
Hospice also provides:
•Medications associated with a patient’s illness
•Equipment such as hospital bed, wheelchair and walker
•Needed medical supplies (determined by Nightingale Hospice)
•Specialized education and support for the patient, his/her family, and friends.

The parent company of Nightingale Hospice—Nightingale Home Healthcare— is home-based in Carmel, Indiana AND HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING HOOSIERS SINCE 1996.

The fast growing success of the company is attributed to offering high quality patient care, hiring health care professionals with impeccable credentials, and utilizing technology that empowers the patient to stay living in their homes despite physical handicaps.

Nightingale is a Medicare and Medicaid certified agency that offers skilled nursing services, speech/occupational/physical therapies, aides, social workers, home companions, onsite PT/Nr checks, and various cutting edge technologies. A physician’s portal is also available on the company website that allows doctors easy access to the condition of their patients and the opportunity to issue orders.

A history of the company along with a full description of all their services is easily accessible at and
Also, when contacting the Nightingale Home Healthcare and Hospice offices, callers will not be directed by a barrage of pushbuttons, but will be greeted at all times by a friendly human voice who will offer assistance immediately.

For further information, please call toll free 866-334-7777 at any time. They have no voice prompts.
An Open House to celebrate the move and sponsor a “get acquainted” time will be held in the near future. Please watch for the announcement of the date and time or check the company websites.

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